Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's Oscar-nominated Stasi drama The Lives Of Others is one of 17 titles selected by programmer Heinz Badewitz to screen in the European Film Market's German Cinema showcase.

The 2007 line-up, which is targeted primarily at accredited distributors, buyers, journalists and programmers from festivals and cultural institutions, also includes Tom Tykwer's internationally successful big-budget literary adaptation Perfume - The Story Of A Murderer, Chris Kraus' multi-award-winning prison drama Four Minutes, Dani Levy's controversial Hitler comedy Mein Fuhrer, filmmaker Marcus H. Rosenmueller's Bavarian comedy Grave Decisions, and Ralf Westhoff's speed dating comedy Shoppen which was the buzz film of last year's Hof Film Days and has since been picked up by X Verleih for German theatrical release.

Most of the films shown here have already been released in German cinemas, the German Cinema programme representing in number around a third of the local productions screening in the Berlinale's official sections.*

The following films will be screened in the CinemaxX 1 cinema between February 9 - 17:

A Friend Of Mine, dir: Sebastian Schipper, WS: Telepool

Emma's Bliss, dir: Sven Taddicken, WS: The Match Factory

Four Minutes, dir: Chris Kraus, WS: Beta Cinema

Grave Decisions, dir: Marcus H. Rosenmueller, WS: Beta Cinema

Mein Fuhrer, dir: Dani Levy, WS: Beta Cinema

Neandertal, dirs: Ingo Haeb, Jan-Christoph Glaser, WS: Rommel Film

Offset, dir: Didi Danquart, WS: Bavaria Film International

Perfume - The Story Of A Murderer, dir: Tom Tykwer, WS: Summit Film Sales

Pingpong, dir: Matthias Luthardt, WS: Media Luna Entertainment

Shoppen, dir: Ralf Westhoff, WS: Drife Productions

Summer '04, dir: Stefan Krohmer, WS: Bavaria Film International

The Cloud, dir: Gregor Schnitzler, WS: Bavaria Film International

The Last Train, dirs: Joseph Vilsmaier, Dana Vavrova, WS: Telepool

The Lives Of Others, dir: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, WS: Beta Cinema

Warchild, dir: Christian Wagner, WS: Christian Wagner Film

While You Are Here, dir: Stefan Westerwelle, WS: Kunsthochschule fuer Medien KHM

Winter Journey, dir: Hans Steinbichler, WS: Beta Cinema