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The Lives of Others film in European awards win

Society Materials 4 December 2006 13:53 (UTC +04:00)
The Lives of Others film in European awards win

( news.bbc.co.uk ) A film about a secret policeman in the former East Germany has taken top prize at the European Film Awards in Warsaw.

The Lives of Others by Pedro Almodovar, although this still came top in five categories.

These included best director for Almodovar, top actress for Penelope Cruz plus the people's choice award.

Ulrich Muehe won the best actor trophy for his portrayal of a policeman who becomes engrossed in a playwright and his girlfriend, both of whom he is spying on.

Cruz dedicated her best actress prize to Almodovar.

"Thank you so much for giving me the chance to play this part," she said. "You have changed my career and my life."

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