French-German film wins best foreign language title at Golden Globes

French-German film wins best foreign language title at Golden Globes

The French-German film, Anatomy of a Fall starring Sandra Hüller has won the Best Foreign Language Picture and Best Screenplay awards at the Golden Globes ceremony in Los Angeles.

Anatomy of a Fall takes home two Golden Globes

Anatomy of a Fall (Anatomie d'une chute), a French film starring German actress Sandra Hüller, took home two awards at the recent Golden Globes Awards in Los Angeles. The trilingual feature won Best Picture – Non-English Language and Best Screenplay.

Directed by France’s Justine Triet, the thriller tells the story of a writer, played by German actress Sandra Hüller, as she attempts to prove her innocence following the death of her husband at a chalet in the mountains.

Since the film’s premiere at Cannes in the spring of 2023, it has been described as a “Hitchcockian procedural thriller” with its trilingual screenplay in French, English and German adding an extra dose of mystery to the courtroom drama.

German star Sandra Hüller nominated for Best Actress

While the film’s director and writers went home with awards in tow, leading actress Sandra Hüller missed out on the Actress in Drama Motion Picture Award, which instead went to Lily Gladstone of Scorsese’s three-and-a-half-hour-long murder mystery Killers of the Flower Moon.

Anatomy of a Fall was also only one of two features nominated for multiple Golden Globes in which Hüller took a starring role. Zone of Interest, a film based on the Martin Amis novel of the same name stars Hüller as the wife of Rudolf Höss, Nazi commander at Auschwitz between 1940-1944, which is due to reach German cinemas on February 2.

Born in Thuringia, East Germany, Hüller made a name for herself in German films following roles in Requiem (2006) and the 2016, critically-acclaimed comedy Tony Erdmann

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Editor for Germany at IamExpat Media. Olivia first came to Germany in 2013 to work as an Au Pair. Since studying English Literature and German in Scotland, Freiburg and Berlin...

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