"The Good German" and other five movies come out as the contenders for the Berlinale Competition program.
Recognized to be one of the world's most prestigious film festivals, the Berlin International Film Festival, also known as Berlinale, has officially lined up six notable pictures to face off against each other in the Competition program as the organizers prepares to hold the event for the fifty-seventh time on February 8-18, 2007.
Among those in the running, "The Good German" and "The Good Shepherd" are representing Hollywood production to compete with local feature "Yella" directed by German arthouse favorite Christian Petzold. Both thriller dramas, the former deals with a murder-mystery set in 1940s Berlin while the latter depicts the tumultuous early history of CIA viewed through the prism of one man's life.
Meanwhile, the rest three consist of titles from foreign productions that are "I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK" helmed by South Korean director Park Chan-wook, Belgian newcomer Sam Garbarski's drama "Irina Palm", and "Goodbye Bafana" which features international ensemble cast.