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Gundermann d'Andreas Dresen l'emporte aux Lolas du cinéma allemand

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- Ce récit biographique a été élu meilleur film et reçu cinq autres trophées aux Prix du cinéma allemand

Gundermann d'Andreas Dresen l'emporte aux Lolas du cinéma allemand
Le réalisateur Andreas Dresen avec les producteurs Christoph Friedel et Claudia Steffen aux Lolas-Prix du cinéma allemand (© Sebastian Gabsch)

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At the gala ceremony to celebrate the 69th German Film Awards, which took place on Friday evening at the Palais am Funkturm in Berlin, the Golden Lola for Best Film went to Andreas Dresen’s Gundermann [+lire aussi :
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. The film, which depicts the life of East German singer-songwriter Gerhard Gundermann, emerged triumphant in most of the main categories, bringing Dresen the Award for Best Director, Alexander Scheer the trophy for Best Lead Actor and Laila Stieler the prize for Best Screenplay. Gundermann also pocketed the Awards for Best Costumes (Sabine Greunig) and Best Production Design (Susanne Hopf). Produced by Pandora Filmproduktion together with Kineo Filmproduktion, the biopic focuses on the singer’s struggles with music, his job as an excavator operator and his dealings with the secret police of the German Democratic Republic.

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Four further gongs went to Wolfgang Fischer’s Styx [+lire aussi :
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. Apart from winning the Silver Lola, the refugee drama also emerged victorious in the categories of Best Cinematography (Benedict Neuenfels) and Best Sound (Andreas Turnwald, Uwe Dresch, Andre Zimmermann and Tobias Fleig), while Susanne Wolff received the honour for Best Lead Actress for her turn in the movie.

The Bronze Lola, meanwhile, was bestowed upon Caroline Link’s Der Junge muss an die frische Luft [+lire aussi :
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, which also snagged the Award for the Film With the Most Viewers. Furthermore, Luise Heyer was chosen as Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of a vulnerable mother in the film. Meanwhile, the Award for Best Supporting Actor went to Alexander Fehling for his performance in Philipp Leinemann’s Blame Game [+lire aussi :
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Talal Derki’s Oscar-nominated Of Fathers and Sons [+lire aussi :
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, which follows the family of a high-ranking Al-Qaeda member and his young sons, who are training to become fighters, was crowned Best Documentary. In addition, the film, which premiered last year at Sundance, also received the Award for Best Editing (for Anne Fabini). 

Despite having been nominated in five categories, Fatih Akin’s Berlinale title The Golden Glove [+lire aussi :
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only cashed in on the Award for Best Make-up (Maike HeinleinDaniel SchröderLisa Edelmann). Meanwhile, the quality of the compositions by musical group Hochzeitskapelle for Oliver Haffner’s Wackersdorf [+lire aussi :
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 was acknowledged with the Award for Best Original Score.

Finally, this year’s Honorary Award was handed to Margarethe von Trotta, director of well-known films such as The Lost Honour of Katharina BlumRosa Luxemburg and Hannah Arendt [+lire aussi :
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, while Christian Becker went home with the Bernd Eichinger Prize, an award given to a German producer in recognition of his or her lifetime achievement.

Here is the full list of winners at the 2019 Lola-German Film Awards:

Golden Lola for Best Film
Gundermann [+lire aussi :
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 - Andreas Dresen

Silver Lola 
Styx [+lire aussi :
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 - Wolfgang Fischer (Germany/Austria)

Bronze Lola
Der Junge muss an die frische Luft [+lire aussi :
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 - Caroline Link

Best Documentary
Of Fathers and Sons [+lire aussi :
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 - Talal Derki (Germany/Syria/Lebanon)

Best Children’s Film 
Rocca - Verändert die Welt - Katja Benrath

Best Screenplay
Laila Stieler - Gundermann

Best Director
Andreas Dresen - Gundermann

Best Lead Actress
Susanne Wolff - Styx

Best Lead Actor 
Alexander Scheer - Gundermann

Best Supporting Actress 
Luise Heyer - Der Junge muss an die frische Luft

Best Supporting Actor
Alexander Fehling – Blame Game [+lire aussi :
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Best Cinematography
Benedict Neuenfels - Styx

Best Editing 
Anne Fabini - Of Fathers and Sons

Best Production Design 
Susanne Hopf - Gundermann

Best Costumes
Sabine Greuning - Gundermann

Best Make-up 
Maike Heinlein, Daniel Schröder, Lisa Edelmann - The Golden Glove [+lire aussi :
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(Germany/France)

Best Original Score
Hochzeitskapelle - Wackersdorf [+lire aussi :
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Best Sound 
Andreas Turnwald, Uwe Dresch, Andre Zimmermann, Tobias Fleig - Styx

Award for the Film With the Most Viewers
Der Junge muss an die frische Luft - Caroline Link

Honorary Award
Margarethe von Trotta

Bernd Eichinger Award
Christian Becker

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