International Oscar Showdown 2004 —The Return Of The King vs The Barbarian Invasions

The 2004 International Oscar Showdown features The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King and The Barbarian Invasions
The 76th Academy Awards winners for Best Picture and Best International Feature Film were The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King and The Barbarian Invasions
Poster for The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
Peter Jackson’s The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

Clean sweep

Stark contrast

The precious plot

Barbarians at the gates

Poster for The Barbarian Invasions
Poster for The Barbarian Invasions
Denys Arcand’s The Barbarian Invasions

Social stigma

Collective inaction

Both sidesism

Retrospective result

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