Champagne corks pop in Munich over Oscar nod

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31 January 2006, LOS ANGELES/MUNICH — German film maker Marc Rothemund was "drunk with joy" over Tuesday's Oscar nomination of his film that portrays the last six days of a Nazi resistance fighter.

31 January 2006

LOS ANGELES/MUNICH — German film maker Marc Rothemund was "drunk with joy" over Tuesday's Oscar nomination of his film that portrays the last six days of a Nazi resistance fighter.

His film, 'Sophie Scholl - The Final Days', was nominated along with 'Don't Tell' (Italy), 'Joyeux Noel' (France), 'Paradise Now' (Palestine) and 'Tsotsi' (South Africa) for the best foreign language film by the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences.

"The champagne corks are flying here," cheered Rothemund in a telephone interview from his production studio in Munich.

He said it was a tough competition for the honour, based on the 60 applicant films he had seen in the category.

"That makes us even more drunk with joy, that we made it into the final five," he said.

Sophie Scholl, portrayed by Julia Jentsch, was executed in February 1943 along with her brother, Hans, by the Nazis in Munich for her role in the White Rose anti-Hitler resistance movement that distributed leaflets at the university of Munich.

DPA

Subject: German news

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