Elite Squad wins Berlin Film Festival

Other News Materials 16 February 2008 23:22 (UTC +04:00)

( dpa ) - A police political thriller by Brazilian director Jose Padilha on Saturday won the Berlin Film Festival's coveted Golden Bear for best film.

The film, Elite Squad (Tropa Squad) has been a box-office hit in Brazil and was chosen by a international jury headed by renowned Greek-born director Costa-Gavras.

A total of 21 films were competing for the festival's top honours this year.

Now in its 58th year, the Berlinale is one of the world's top three film festivals.