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Italian drama wins Golden Bear for best film

(Xinhua)

10:13, February 19, 2012

Italian directors Paolo Taviani (R) and Vittorio Taviani for the movie 'Caesare Deve Morire' ('Caesar Must Die') address after winning the Golden Bear award for the best film during the awards ceremony at the 62nd Berlinale film festival in Berlin, capital of Germany, on Feb. 18, 2012. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)

BERLIN, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Italian semi-documentary film essay "Caesar Must Die" (Italy) by senior Italian sibling directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, won the Golden Bear for the Best Film, at the awarding ceremony of 62nd Berlinale.

As a distinctive documentary feature film switching between black-and-white and color shooting, the movie is starred with prisoners at a well-known jail taking part in a stage drama show of Shakespeare's masterpiece tragedy "Julius Caesar."

"Caesar Must Die" is noted for having left the viewer to look deep into human's soul. "We hope that the cinemagoers will say that even a prisoner with a dreadful sentence is and remains a human being," said Taviani, the octogenarian director.

"Thanks to the sublime and simple words of Shakespeare, these prisoners for a few days came back to life. It was only a handful of days but they experienced passion and energy and I would like to dedicate this to them," Taviani said.

Taviani, 80, and the eldly brother Vittorio, 82, recalled the name list of the inmates participated in the movie shooting, as they were conferred with the Gold Bear prize from the jury president Mike Leigh.

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