BERLIN — In an airplane hangar in Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport, the German film biz Friday celebrated the success of Teutonic pics.
Named best pic at this year’s German Film Prize ceremony, Helmut Dietl’s “Rossini” collected four Golden Filmband awards. With more than 3 million admissions, the satire of the Munich film milieu has been a commercial as well as a critical hit.
“I never expected this level of success,” a smiling Dietl told the crowd. Accompanied by cash awards of up to 900,000 marks ($530,000), the German Film Prize is sponsored by the Ministry of the Interior.
The 1997 German Film Prize winners are as follows:
“Rossini,” directed by Helmut Dietl
“Jenseits der Stille” (Beyond Silence), directed by Caroline Link; and “Das Leben ist eine Baustelle” (Life is All You Get), directed by Wolfgang Becker
Sylvie Testud, “Jenseits der Stille”
Juergen Vogel, “Das Leben ist eine Baustelle”
Martina Gedeck, “Rossini” and “Das Leben ist eine Baustelle”
Moritz Bleibtreu, “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”
Helmut Dietl, “Rossini”
Martin Langer, “14 Tage lebenslaenglich” (14-Day Life Sentence)
Inez Regnier, “Rossini” and “Echte Kerle” (Real Men)
Niki Reiser, “Jenseits der Stille”
“Sense and Sensibility,” directed by Ang Lee
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Jennifer Jones, actress; Billy Wilder, director; Klaus Dill, poster designer.