German cinema's top Oscar moments
The Local · 22 Feb 2013, 12:39
Published: 22 Feb 2013 12:39 GMT+01:00
With just days to go until the 85th Academy Awards, The Local has combed through Teutonic film history to compile Germany's finest Oscar moments.
While Germany seems to thrive in the Best Foreign Film category, with films such as The Lives of Others and The Tin Drum winning awards, other main awards have delivered a meagre harvest as the coveted gold statues often get snapped up by English-speaking actors.
Nevertheless, we have handpicked a selection of Germany's finest wins for your edification before Sunday's award show. We've got our fingers crossed for another Christoph Waltz win.
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Left: Adrian Ursache in his glam days as the 1998 Mr. Germany. Right: Police trying to evict him from his own 'country'. Photos: DPA.
Former Mr. Germany winner and founder of a group that denies the existence of Germany refused to be evicted, provoking a shootout - and bite-out - with police.
Photo: GUARDIAN / GLENN GREENWALD / LAURA POITRAS.
Green and Die Linke (Left Party) politicians are asking that NSA surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden be allowed into Germany for an ongoing investigation.
Angela Merkel with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. Photo: DPA
Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged Chancellor Angela Merkel to bring up major rights violations, including a "policy of disappearances", when Germany hosts the president of Turkmenistan next week.
A scene from film Toni Erdmann. Photo: DPA
German Films has chosen Toni Erdmann, a beefy comedy about a father's struggle to save his daughter from her isolating career, as its 2017 Oscars choice.
A German Tornado jet at the Incirlik base in Turkey. Photo: Bundeswehr/DPA.
Germany's military is preparing to pull out from a Turkish airbase as a row between the two NATO partners escalates, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Thursday.
Bali. Photo: DPA
A German man has been arrested on Indonesia's Bali island for allegedly making crystal methamphetamine in a secret lab, officials said Thursday, with authorities seizing bags of powders and bottles used to produce the drug.
A wels catfish. Photo: DPA
When a young woman went for a swim in an idyllic south Bavarian region, she got more than she bargained for.
File photo: DPA.
A Palestinian who was hired to work as an intern on a refugee project was fired by a town hall this week because she wouldn't take off her headscarf.
Former Cold War President of West Germany Walter Scheel. Photo: DPA.
Former West German president Walter Scheel, who helped pave the way for his country's rapprochement with the communist East, has died aged 97, his party's spokesman said on Wednesday.
Poverty in eastern Germany. File photo: DPA
Eastern Germany remains economically anaemic with little prospect of catching up with the rest of the country by 2030, a study published on Wednesday said.