German jury selects Hitlerfilm as Oscar candidate

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28 September 2004 , MUNICH - A German jury has selected the current box-office hit about the last days of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler as a candidate for an award at next year's Oscars. "Der Untergang" (The Downfall), which was released this month, has been entered for the race as best non-English film at the Oscar awards on 27 February in Los Angeles. The film, produced by Bernd Eichinger and directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, was chosen by an independent jury, the German Films trade association said in Mun

28 September 2004  

MUNICH - A German jury has selected the current box-office hit about the last days of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler as a candidate for an award at next year's Oscars.

"Der Untergang" (The Downfall), which was released this month, has been entered for the race as best non-English film at the Oscar awards on 27 February in Los Angeles.

The film, produced by Bernd Eichinger and directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, was chosen by an independent jury, the German Films trade association said in Munich.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will nominate their five candidates for best film in the category on 25 January.

"Der Untergang" has gone straight to the top of the German box office charts, with more than 750,000 people seeing the film since its release a week ago.

DPA

Subject: German news

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