Wolfgang Becker's tragicomedy Good Bye, Lenin! has been selected by Germany's nine-person national jury as its candidate for the Foreign Language Oscar category.

Since opening in German cinemas in February, the X-Filme creative pool production has attracted over 6.2m admissions, won 10 "Lolas" and prizes at festivals in Berlin, Budapest, and Pescara as well as having been sold to a total of 65 countries.

Germany won this year's Foreign Language Oscar with Caroline Link's Nowhere In Africa (Nirgendwo In Afrika).