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Films of Note




Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run) (Tom Tykwer) [MORE] [ADD]



  21/2 -

Magnolia wins the Berlin Film Festival's best film award, while best actor goes to Denzel Washington for his role in The Hurricane. [MORE] [ADD]

    As Fast as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)


  27/12 -

The country celebrates the 100th anniversary of Marlene Dietrich's birth with museum exhibits, TV documentaries, film retrospectives and a formal apology from the city of Berlin for its treatment of the actress as a traitor during World War II. [MORE] [ADD]



  27/12 -

Hardy Martins So weit die Fe tragen (As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me) is released.   Based on a true story, it tells the tale of Clemens Forell (Bernhard Bettermann), a German soldier in WWII who was captured by the Russians and sentenced to 25 years in a Siberian labour camp.  When Forell escapes, he embarks on a desperate three-year journey back to his family with the camps commander (Anatoli Kotenyov) in pursuit.


Films of Note




Heaven (Tom Tykwer)  [MORE] [ADD]


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Good Bye Lenin! (Wolfgang Becker) [MORE] [ADD]

  Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei (2004)


  25/11 -

Hans Weingartner 's Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei (The Edukators) is released.   Danile Bruhl and Stipe Erceg star as a pair of activists who break into wealthy households and move the furniture around while the owners are out.   Things begin to go awry when they unexpectedly find they have a hostage on their hands (Burghart Klaussner).   Julia Jentsch also stars. [MORE] [ADD]



  30/12 -

The Berlin Film Festival announces that it intends screening a digitally restored version of Sergei Eisenstein's The Battleship Potemkin (1925), including scenes censored from the original theatrical version by the Soviet government, on the 12th and 13th February 2005.   The film will be accompanied by the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg playing a revised version of the original score by Edmund Meisel. [MORE] [ADD]


Germany 2004: Other Films of Note




Gegen die Wand (Head On) (Fatih Akin) [MORE] [ADD]




Der Untergang (Downfall) (Oliver Hirschbiegel) [MORE] [ADD]

    Grizzly Man (2005)



A film co-production agreement is signed with New Zealand. [MORE] [ADD]




South African film U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha, an updated version of Bizets Carmen set in the South African townships, wins the Golden Bear award at this years Berlin Film Festival. [MORE] [ADD]



  6/6 -

Werner Herzog's Grizzly Man, which documents the life of Timothy Treadwell who lived amongst the grizzly bears of Alaska until he was clawed to death in 2003, is released. [MORE] [ADD]



  Dec -

Michael Hanekes French thriller Cach (Hidden) wins six awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor, at the 18th European Film Awards in Berlin. [MORE] [ADD]



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