Journey of Hope

Notably one of only two Swiss films to ever win an Oscar for Best Foreign Picture. Perhaps its depiction of the immigration experience – staking everything on an uncertain hope for a better future and undergoing a perilous journey only to find that you're not welcome in the country you mistook for paradise – resonated particularly strongly with American audiences, most of whom are the descendants of immigrants themselves. Or perhaps the Academy simply loves Mathias Gnädinger as much as I do.