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Israel’s ‘Get’ misses cut for Oscar shortlist




‘Ida’ was among nine films that made the shortlist on Friday. 

Among other contenders for the foreign-language Oscar are Russia’s “Leviathan”, in which a simple worker battles a corrupt city hall, and Sweden’s “Force Majeure”, depicting a family facing down an avalanche while on a ski vacation.

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‘Ida’ stars Agata Trzebuchowska, right

While such traditional cinematic powerhouses as France, Italy and Germany failed to qualify, outsiders Mauritania (“Timbuktu”), Estonia (“Tangerines”) and Georgia (“Corn Island”) made the shortlist.

Rounding out the list of nine are Argentina (“Wild Tales”), Holland (“Accused”) and Venezuela (“The Liberator”).

The nine short-listed nominees will be reduced to five finalists when the 87th Academy Award nominations are announced on January 15. The Academy Awards will be held on February 22 in Hollywood.

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