Berlin International Film Festival 2009

Although officially appearing in the Competition strand of the festival, the following films are, in fact, out of competition, so we thought it was simpler to list them this way.

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The Reader The Reader
The Reader and Notorious
The Dust Of Time (Trilogia II: I skoni tou hronou) (Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, France, Russia; Year: 2008; Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos; Writer: Theodoros Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Petros Markaris; Stars: Willem Dafoe, Bruno Ganz, Irene Jacob, Michel Piccoli, Christiane Paul, Reni Pittaki, Kostas Apostolidis, Alexandros Mylonas, Tiziana Pfiffner)
A film director's past and present blend when, while shooting a film about his parents, his teenage daughter goes missing.
Eden Is West (Eden à L'ouest) (Country: France, Greece, Italy; Year: 2009; Director: Costa-Gavras; Writer: Costa-Gavras, Jean-Claude Grumberg; Stars: Riccardo Scamarcio, Juliane Köhler, Ulrich Tukur, Eric Caravaca, Jean-Christophe Folly, Florian Martens, Antoine Monot Jr)
Odyssey of a migrant in search of 'paradise'.
The International (Country: US, Germany, UK; Year: 2009; Director: Tom Tykwer; Writer: Eric Singer; Stars: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen, James Rebhorn, Jack McGee, Brian F. O'Byrne, Remy Auberjonois, Patrick Baladi, Takako Haywood)
An Interpol agent and a lawyer try to uncover an international banking scandal.
Opening Night Film. World Premiere
Notorious (B.I.G.) (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: George Tillman Jr; Writer: Reggie Rock Bythewood, Cheo Hodari Coker; Stars: Angela Bassett, Derek Luke, Jamal Woolard, Anthony Mackie), Official Site, Trailer
A biopic of rapper Biggie Smalls.
The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Rebecca Miller; Writer: Rebecca Miller; Stars: Keanu Reeves, Julianne Moore, Blake Lively, Winona Ryder, Monica Bellucci, Robin Wright Penn, Maria Bello, Alan Arkin, Robin Weigert, Zoe Kazan), Official Site, Trailer
A wife who moves to a retirement community with her much older husband, finds herself on the verge of a breakdown.
World Premiere
The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee
The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee and The International
The Reader (Country: US, Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Stephen Daldry; Writer: David Hare, Bernhard Schlink; Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Jeanette Hain, David Kross, Kate Winslet, Susanne Lothar, Alissa Wilms, Florian Bartholomäi, Friederike Becht, Matthias Habich, Frieder Venus)
A law student re-encounters an old lover as she faces a war-crimes trial.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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