COLOGNE, Germany -- Oscar-nominated Stasi drama The Lives Of Others
, fragrant blockbuster Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
and controversial comedy "Mein Fuehrer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler" are among the titles selected for the Berlinale's European Film Market's German Cinema showcase.
The lineup, which provides a cross-section of the most successful and critically acclaimed German-language films of the past year -- along with a few new titles -- includes Marcus H. Rosenmueller's sleeper hit Grave Decisions; Chris Kraus
' award-winning 4 Minutes; Matthias Luthardt
, which won the screenwriting award in Cannes; and Ralf Westhoff
's speed-dating comedy Shoppen
, which was snapped up for German release by X Verleih following its debut at the Hof Film days.
The 17 titles picked for this year's showcase will be screened at the CinemaxX 1 cinema Feb. 9-17.
A full list of German Cinema titles follows.
A Friend Of Mine Sebastian Schipper
(sales: Telepool)Emma's Bliss Sven Taddicken
(sales: The Match Factory)
4 Minutes Chris Kraus
(sales: Beta Cinema)
Grave Decisions Marcus H. Rosenmueller (sales: Beta Cinema)Mein Fuhrer Dani Levy
(sales: Beta Cinema)Neandertal Ingo Haeb
, Jan-Christoph Glaser (sales: Rommel Film)Offset Didi Danquart
(sales: Bavaria Film International)
"Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" Tom Tykwer
(sales: Summit Film Sales)Pingpong Matthias Luthardt
(sales: Media Luna Entertainment)Shoppen Ralf Westhoff
(sales: Drife Prods.)Summer '04 Stefan Krohmer
(sales: Bavaria Film International)The Cloud Gregor Schnitzler
(sales: Bavaria Film International)The Last Train Joseph Vilsmaier
, Dana Vavrova (sales: Telepool)The Lives Of Others
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (sales: Beta Cinema)Warchild
Christian Wagner (sales: Christian Wagner Film)
While You Are Here Stefan Westerwelle
(sales: Kunsthochschule fuer Medien KHM)