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?”

More:
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