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Oscar hopefuls hit language barrier

Qualifying for the foreign language Oscars has long been the source of some confusion, but this year the imbroglio of the world's most important film trophy is boiling over into resentment. The Oscar for most angry country goes to Sweden, which argues that the criterion of language ghettoises national cinemas. Lilja 4-Ever, Lukas Moodysson's highly-anticipated follow-up to hit black comedy Together, looked like a shoe-in for Sweden's Oscar submission. But as the ...

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