Odds to Win Best Foreign Film – 2016 Oscars: ‘Son of Saul’ the Favorite

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Odds to Win Best Foreign Film – 2016 Oscars: ‘Son of Saul’ the Favorite

The odds to win Best Foreign Film for the 2016 Oscars were available at AceSportsbook.com.

Nominated in this category we have “Son of Saul”, the -1400 favorite. 

The film comes to us from Hungary and is directed by László Nemes. 

It is set in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, and follows a day-and-a-half in the life of Saul Ausländer (played by Géza Röhrig), a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando.

Nominees with odds of -1000 or higher are typically considered to be “locks” as no such nominee has ever not won since wagering commenced on the Oscars.

At -1400, gamblers can wager $140 to win an easy $10 (the $140 is refunded assuming “Son of Saul” wins in this category).

Also nominated for Best Foreign Film this year is “Mustang” with the second shortest odds of +550. 

“Mustang” is directed by Turkish-born and French-raised film director Deniz Gamze Ergüven.  It is co-produced in France, Turkey and Germany but with a special representation by the later with its Turkish subtitles.

The film depicts life of five young orphaned sisters and challenges they face growing up as girls in a conservative society.

“Embrace of the Serpent” (El Abrazo de la Serpiente) at +2000 was a long shot to win Best Foreign Film. 

Coming to us from Colombia, the film tells two stories, taking place in 1909 and 1940, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his tribe. He travels with two scientists to look for the rare yakruna, a sacred plant.

“A War” at long +2800 odds is a Danish film tells of how a Danish commander is accused of committing war crimes in Afghanistan.

“Theeb” is a Jordanian "Bedouin Western" set during World War I and centers around a young boy who must survive in the wide-open desert.  It is listed at 28-1 odds of winning for Best Foreign Film in 2016.

- Jordan Bach, Gambling911.com

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