Elite Squad wins Berlin Film Festival
( 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.