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Pros: Earning raves since debuting at the Cannes Film Festival, this drama about a young man who goes from a nobody to a criminal king after six years in prison is already France's best foreign language nominee. It will be a fixture on end of year top ten lists and could win best film from a number of prominent critic's groups.
Cons: Arguably, there have only been three foreign language nominees since 1990 and its completely in French. The director and cast are pretty much unknown to even the Hollywood film community.