Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released their shortlist of nine foreign-language films, which will be whittled down to five Oscar nominees on January 22:

Revanche – Gotz Spielmann, Austria
The Necessities of Life – Benoit Pilon, Canada
The Class – Laurent Cantet, France
The Baader Meinhof Complex – Uli Edel, Germany
Waltz with Bashir – Ari Folman, Israel
Departures – Yojiro Takita, Japan
Tear This Heart Out – Roberto Sneider, Mexico
Everlasting Moments – Jan Troell, Sweden
3 Monkeys – Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey

If you think there are a few notable omissions from this list, you’re not alone. Over at AICN, Harry Knowles decries the omission of Tomas Alfredson’s Let The Right One In, insisting that the system is broken:
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