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Director Verhoeven receives the Düsseldorf Käutner Prize

The maker of the film “The White Rose” from 1982 is honored with an award in Düsseldorf. Michael Verhoeven is touched.

Düsseldorf – The director Michael Verhoeven receives the Helmut-Käutner-Prize 2022 from the state capital Düsseldorf. The city announced that this was a tribute to Verhoeven’s critical view of German history.

Verhoeven’s work includes the 1982 film “The White Rose” about the Scholl siblings and their resistance to the Nazi regime. He received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film for 1990’s The Terrible Girl.

The now 83-year-old also works as an author, producer and actor. He is married to actress Senta Berger. The award, which is worth 10,000 euros, is expected to be presented in May 2022. Previous winners include Caroline Link, Margarethe von Trotta, Ulrich Tukur, Christian Petzold and Wim Wenders.

According to the city, Verhoeven said: “I am particularly pleased about this honor because I knew Helmut Käutner personally and was able to work with him”. Käutner became known with films such as “The Great Freedom No. 7”, “Under the Bridges” and “The Devil’s General”. The film prize commemorates the Düsseldorf-born director (1908 – 1980). dpa

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