Moritz Bliebtreu to get lifetime award

To be honored at Festival of German Films

COLOGNE, Germany -- Actor Moritz Bleibtreu ("The Baader Meinhof Complex") will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Festival of German Films (June 16 -27) this summer.

Bliebtreu is one of the country's best-known big screen talents and has appeared in such diverse features as Fatih Akin's culinary comedy "Soul Kitchen," Oskar Roehler's disturbing drama "The Elementary Particles" and Tom Tykwer's groundbreaking thriller "Run Lola Run."

The 38 year-old actor has also turned up in supporting roles in several international productions, among them Stephen Spielberg's "Munich" and Istvan Szabo's "Taking Sides."

Bleibtreu will receive his award in Ludwigshafen June 18. The Festival of German Films will follow the ceremony with a screening of Roehler's Berlin Film Festival entry "Jew Suss," which stars Roehler as notorious Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.
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