By Adam B. Vary
Updated October 08, 2012 at 08:06 PM EDT
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For the first time in Academy Award history, 71 countries are vying for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. The submissions for 2012 include director Michael Haneke’s Amour, which won the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival; France’s global box office sensation The Intouchables; and Nairobi Half Life, the first film ever submitted by Kenya. Check out the full list below:

Afghanistan: The Patience Stone, Atiq Rahimi, director

Albania: Pharmakon, Joni Shanaj, director

Algeria: Zabana!, Said Ould Khelifa, director

Argentina: Clandestine Childhood, Benjamín Ávila, director

Armenia: If Only Everyone, Natalia Belyauskene, director

Australia: Lore, Cate Shortland, director

Austria: Amour, Michael Haneke, director

Azerbaijan: Buta, Ilgar Najaf, director

Bangladesh: Pleasure Boy Komola, Humayun Ahmed, director

Belgium: Our Children, Joachim Lafosse, director

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Children of Sarajevo, Aida Begic, director

Brazil: The Clown, Selton Mello, director

Bulgaria: Sneakers, Valeri Yordanov and Ivan Vladimirov, directors

Cambodia: Lost Loves, Chhay Bora, director

Canada: War Witch, Kim Nguyen, director

Chile: No, Pablo Larraín, director

China: Caught in the Web, Chen Kaige, director

Colombia: The Snitch Cartel, Carlos Moreno, director

Croatia: Vegetarian Cannibal, Branko Schmidt, director

Czech Republic: In the Shadow, David Ondrícek, director

Denmark: A Royal Affair, Nikolaj Arcel, director

Dominican Republic: Jaque Mate, José María Cabral, director

Estonia: Mushrooming, Toomas Hussar, director

Finland: Purge, Antti J. Jokinen, director

France: The Intouchables, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, directors

Georgia: Keep Smiling, Rusudan Chkonia, director

Germany: Barbara, Christian Petzold, director

Greece: Unfair World, Filippos Tsitos, director

Greenland: Inuk, Mike Magidson, director

Hong Kong: Life without Principle, Johnnie To, director

Hungary: Just the Wind, Bence Fliegauf, director

Iceland: The Deep, Baltasar Kormákur, director

India: Barfi! Anurag Basu, director

Indonesia: The Dancer, Ifa Isfansyah, director

Israel: Fill the Void, Rama Burshtein, director

Italy: Caesar Must Die, Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani, directors

Japan: Our Homeland, Yang Yonghi, director

Kazakhstan: Myn Bala: Warriors of the Steppe, Akan Satayev, director

Kenya: Nairobi Half Life, David ‘Tosh’ Gitonga, director

Kyrgyzstan: The Empty Home, Nurbek Egen, director

Latvia: Gulf Stream under the Iceberg, Yevgeny Pashkevich, director

Lithuania: Ramin, Audrius Stonys, director

Macedonia: The Third Half, Darko Mitrevski, director

Malaysia: Bunohan, Dain Iskandar Said, director

Mexico: After Lucia, Michel Franco, director

Morocco: Death for Sale, Faouzi Bensaïdi, director

Netherlands: Kauwboy, Boudewijn Koole, director

Norway: Kon-Tiki, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, directors

Palestine: When I Saw You, Annemarie Jacir, director

Peru: The Bad Intentions, Rosario García-Montero, director

Philippines: Bwakaw, Jun Robles Lana, director

Poland: 80 Million, Waldemar Krzystek, director

Portugal: Blood of My Blood, João Canijo, director

Romania: Beyond the Hills, Cristian Mungiu, director

Russia: White Tiger, Karen Shakhnazarov, director

Serbia: When Day Breaks, Goran Paskaljevic, director

Singapore: Already Famous, Michelle Chong, director

Slovak Republic: Made in Ash, Iveta Grófová, director

Slovenia: A Trip, Nejc Gazvoda, director

South Africa: Little One, Darrell James Roodt, director

South Korea: Pieta, Kim Ki-duk, director

Spain: Blancanieves, Pablo Berger, director

Sweden: The Hypnotist, Lasse Hallström, director

Switzerland: Sister, Ursula Meier, director

Taiwan: Touch of the Light, Chang Jung-Chi, director

Thailand: Headshot, Pen-ek Ratanaruang, director

Turkey: Where the Fire Burns, Ismail Gunes, director

Ukraine: The Firecrosser, Mykhailo Illienko, director

Uruguay: The Delay, Rodrigo Plá, director

Venezuela: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Hernán Jabes, director

Vietnam: The Scent of Burning Grass, Nguyen Huu Muoi, director

The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards will be announced on Jan. 10, 2013.

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