Special Award

I just watched the Teddy Award (the Queer Film Award of the Berlin International Film Festival) on German-French TV channel arte. I had to sit through the whole show, finally at the end, the Special or better Lifetime Achievement Award is given to Helmut Berger.

He sat down on a brocade sofa and the ridiculous moderator said something like: I was told not to ask you questions as this always causes trouble.

Helmut Berger talks in a mixture of English and German. He then decides on German, proclaiming: “I haven’t spoken German in 40 years.” Pulls out a piece of paper with his notes, reading it: “You are all crazy, handing over this award to me. Do I have to be 63 years old for this?”

Article on the Special Award by Gregor Tholl for dpa including picture
Helmut Berger in the music video to Blumfeld’s Tausend Tränen Tief
Helmut Berger on The Harald Schmidt Show