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The opening of the film festival : praise for Kosslick at the Start of his last Berlinale

Oh, that was beautiful, downright touching. "Verdamp lang her", that Dieter Kosslick brought to the opening of its first Berlinale Wolfgang Niedecken and BAP. Kölsch-Rock at the Gala? It was not known at the time. The music program, initially, maintained, remained, then gradually on the track, on Thursday evening, but was kosslick's last Gala, you will be back: Max Raabe and Anke Engelke in a duet, a real small chapel in the back – a Couplet from the Max, to the Dieter cut, a tribute in notes and rhymes: "We are only here because of you."

Doller entry-level, full of hits, Standing Ovations for the outgoing chief, before the evening has properly begun. And then with the testimonials and praises later. State Minister of culture Monika Grütters, striving to praise the German Film and a little bit of his own work, devoting time especially to the Berlinale-boss, praises his strength, his upright posture, the Glamour, for the he. The kiss he had exchanged with the most amazing Actresses in the world, envy him but the whole of Germany, and the most famous German film the Ambassador, the silver and Golden bear, make just he competition.

Andie MacDowell, Fatih Akin, Iris Berben and Lars Eidinger

be not forthcoming, The best compliment but the 350,000 cards were sold every year, film lovers, and all the nights to cards, especially holiday taking. She had a black hat like Kosslick – you would pull him now in front of him. Also, the governing mayor Michael Müller joined in, there were at least casually to keep in mind that Kosslick, had been at all the merits, of the man at the helm of a team.

But, it was a special evening, matter-of-factly as ever, the usual flash of light / messy on the red carpet, as a Surprise, also Andie MacDowell as an Ambassador of the sponsor L'oréal step, the usual Suspects from Fatih Akin to Iris Berben, Lars Eidinger to Andrea Sawatzki and Christian Berkel to Rosa von Praunheim. To came as well as guests from the policy, Federal foreign Minister Heiko Maas and the Norwegian Minister of culture, Trine Skei Grande.

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But the evening was different, the Glamour a little bit of melancholy was added. More and more farewell than the beginning was in the air, this is likely to change in the next Gala.
69. Berlinale so, Anke Engelke – in the white dress and green wrapped – had so completely right, as you vorrechnete that it is the last opportunity to celebrate the U-70 Party. It's quite possible that the Era Kosslick at the Festival their ends. You won't miss them, their seemingly from the wrist – ridden Mockeries, just after such a night: no, not going to deal with the airport-as the Responsible also.

Kosslick remained mostly in the Background

But it was not quite just for fun and praise, serious words fell, one by Renée Sintenis, the Creator of the Berlinale-bear – Monika Grütters had it woven into her speech: "all Power corrupts. The spiritual man must therefore live always in the Opposition.“ A serious Tone, which was then also Michael Müller, as he reminded the mayor of a city, the wall fell almost 30 years ago, to the new walls and exclusion in the world.

Kosslick remained in all of the in the Background, stand in the center, but invisible, had only at the beginning of Anke Engelke and Max Raabe court, appeared, actually, as the evening was coming to an end, but the climax zueilte, the idea of the Jury with its Chairman, Juliette Binoche. The had get of 1997, itself a Silver bear for her role in "The English Patient", the no longer shines, apparently, as on the first day. Whether it was really made of silver, she wanted to know of Dieter Kosslick. The Berlinale-in-chief was able to calm you down: The bear have much more silver than the Oscar Gold.

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