Hitler film competes for Oscar

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22 October 2004, LOS ANGELES - Germany's controversial new movie about Hitler's final days, "Downfall", is to represent the country in the best foreign language film section of this year's Oscar.

22 October 2004

LOS ANGELES - Germany's controversial new movie about Hitler's final days, "Downfall", is to represent the country in the best foreign language film section of this year's Oscar.

Films from 49 countries will compete for the Oscar's best foreign language film award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday.

The number of entries is down from the 56 last year but includes several festival favourites including China's "House of Flying Daggers", Hungary's "Kontroll", "Denmark's "The Five Obstructions" from director Lars Von Trier and Afghanistan's "Earth and Ashes".

There will also be competing films from Israel ("Campfire") and the Palestinian production, "The Olive Harvest".

DPA

Subject: German news

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