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Marks for ‘Lenin’

German pic tops Euro Film Acad noms

LONDON — Wolfgang Becker’s “Good Bye, Lenin!” leads the nominations for this year’s European Film Awards, with five nods, followed by Stephen Frears’ “Dirty Pretty Things” and Lars Von Trier’s “Dogville” with four apiece.

Those three movies are all competing for the best film prize, along with Michael Winterbottom’s “In This World,” Isabelle Coixet’s “My Life Without Me” and Francois Ozon’s “Swimming Pool.”

Becker, Coixet, Von Trier and Winterbottom are nominated for best director, with nods also for Nuri Bilge Ceylan (“Uzak”) and Marco Tullio Giordana (“The Best of Youth”).

The best actor prize is a race between Daniel Bruehl (“Good Bye, Lenin!”), Chiwetel Ejiofor (“Dirty Pretty Things”), Luigi Lo Cascio (“The Best of Youth”), Tomas Lemarquis (“Noi Albinoi”), Jean Rochefort (“L’Homme Du Train”) and Bruno Todeschini (“Son Frere”).

The actress category includes Helen Mirren (“Calendar Girls”), Charlotte Rampling (“Swimming Pool”), Anne Reid (“The Mother”), Katrin Sass (“Good Bye, Lenin”), Katja Riemann (“Rosenstrasse”) and Diana Dumbrava (“Maria”).

It was a remarkably good year for the long-unfashionable German cinema, with the strong showing of “Good Bye, Lenin!,” plus nods for “Rosenstrasse” (best actress), “The Miracle of Berne” and “Distant Lights” (both for best cinematographer), “Schultze Gets the Blues” (discovery award), “Eat, Sleep, No Woman” and “The Story of The Weeping Camel” (best doc).

The nominees for best non-European film are an eclectic bunch, ranging from “Finding Nemo,” “Kill Bill: Volume 1,” “Mystic River,” “Lost in Translation” and “21 Grams” to Denys Arcand’s “The Barbarian Invasions,” Takeshi Kitano’s “Zatoichi” and Kim Ki-Duk’s “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring” from Korea.

The awards, given by the European Film Academy, will be handed out Dec. 6 at a ceremony in Berlin.

The full list of nominees follows:


“Dirty Pretty Things,” U.K.

“Dogville,” Denmark/Netherlands/Sweden/France/UK/Germany

“Good Bye, Lenin!,” Germany

“In This World,” U.K.

“My Life Without Me,” Spain/Canada

“Swimming Pool,” France/U.K.


Wolfgang Becker, “Good Bye, Lenin!”

Nuri Bilge Ceylan, “Uzak”

Isabel Coixet, “My Life Without Me”

Marco Tullio Giordana, “La Meglio Giuventu” (The Best of Youth)

Lars von Trier, “Dogville”

Michael Winterbottom, “In This World”


Daniel Bruhl, “Good Bye, Lenin!”

Luigi Lo Cascio, “La Meglio Giuventu” (The Best of Youth)

Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dirty Pretty Things”

Tomas Lemarquis, “Noi Albinoi” (Noi the Albino)

Jean Rochefort, “L’Homme du Train” (Man on the Train)

Bruno Todeschini, “Son Frere” (His Brother)


Diana Dumbrava, “Maria”

Helen Mirren, “Calendar Girls”

Charlotte Rampling, “Swimming Pool”

Anne Reid, “The Mother”

Katja Riemann, “Rosenstrasse”

Katrin Sass, “Good Bye, Lenin!”


Steve Knight, “Dirty Pretty Things”

Dusan Kovacevic, “Profesionalat” (The Professional)

Hanif Kureishi,”The Mother”

Bernd Lichtenberg, “Good Bye, Lenin!”

Sandro Petraglia & Stefano Rulli, “La Meglio Giuventu” (The Best of Youth)

Lars von Trier, “Dogville”


Anthony Dod Mantle, “Dogville” and “28 Days Later”

Tom Fahrmann, “Das Wunder von Bern”

Bogumil Godfrejow, “Lichter” (Distant Lights)

Chris Menges, “Dirty Pretty Things”

Italo Petriccione, “Io non ho paura” (I’m Not Scared)

Marcel Zyskind, “In This World”

DISCOVERY — Prix Fassbinder

“Gori Vatra” (Fuse), Pjer Zalica, Bosnia & Herzegovina/Austria/Turkey/France

“Las Horas del dia” (The Hours of the Day), Jaime Rosales, Spain

“Mon Idole” (Anything You Say), Guillaume Canet, France

“Reconstruction,” Christoffer Boe, Denmark/Norway

“Schultze Gets the Blues,” Michael Schorr, Germany

“Vozvraschenie” (The Return), Andrei Zvyagintsev, Russia

“Young Adam,” David Mackenzie, U.K.


Prix UIP Ghent: “La Chanson-Chanson,” Xavier Diskeuve, Belgium

Prix UIP Valladolid: “At Dawning,” Martin Jones, U.K.

Prix UIP Angers: “Mamaman,” Iao Lethem, Belgium

Prix UIP Berlin: “(A) Torzija,” Stefan Arsenijevic, Slovenia

Prix UIP Tampere: “Redd Barna,” Terje Rangnes, Norway

Prix UIP Cracow: “Kraj Urodzenia,” Jacek Blawut, Poland

Prix UIP Grimstad: “Une Etreinte,” Eskil Vogt, Norway

Prix UIP Vila do Conde: “My Zhivem na Krai,” Victor Asliuk, Belarus

Prix UIP Sarajevo: “Le Portefeuille,” Vincent Bierrewaerts, France/Belgium

Prix UIP Edinburgh: “Sma Skred,” Birgitte Staermose, Denmark

Prix UIP Venezia: “The Trumouse Show,” Julio Robledo, Spain

Prix UIP Drama: “Velikan,” Alexander Kott, Russia


“Chia e Tazi Pesen? (Whose Is This Song?),” Adela Peeva, Bulgaria/Belgium/Germany/Finland/Denmark/The Netherlands

“De Fem Benspaend (The Five Obstructions),” by Jorgen Leth & Lars von Trier, Denmark/Belgium/Switzerland/France

“Essen, Schlafen, Keine Frauen (Eat, Sleep, No Women),” Heiner Stadler, Germany

“L’Odyssee de l’Espece” (A Species Odyssey), Jacques Malaterre, France/Canada/Belgium

“S21, La Machine de Mort Khmere Rouge” (S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine), Rithy Panh, France

“The Day I Will Never Forget,” Kim Longinotto, U.K.

“The Story of the Weeping Camel,” Byambasuren Daava & Luigi Falorni, Germany

“Tishe!” (Hush!), Victor Kossakovsky, Russia


“21 Grams,” Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, U.S.

“Bom, Yeoreum, Gaeul, Gyeowool, Geurigo Bom” (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring), Kim Ki-Duk, Korea/Germany

“Finding Nemo,” Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich, U.S.

“Kill Bill: Volume 1,” Quentin Tarantino, U.S.

“Lost in Translation,” Sofia Coppola, U.S.

“Mystic River,” Clint Eastwood, U.S.

“Les Invasions Barbares (The Barbarian Invasions),” Denys Arcand, Canada

“Zatoichi,” Takeshi Kitano, Japan

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