Silver Bear - Jury Grand Prix (Berlin International Film Festival)

by SimonaIn | created - 11 Jun 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

The Jury Grand Prix (also Grand Jury Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury) is a Silver Bear award given by the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival to one of the feature films in competition. It is the runner-up to the Golden Bear prize and is considered the second most prestigious prize at the festival.

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1. Le Bonheur (1965)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Romance

François, a young carpenter, lives a happy, uncomplicated life with his wife Thérèse and their two small children. One day he meets Emilie, a clerk in the local post office.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Jean-Claude Drouot, Marie-France Boyer, Marcelle Faure-Bertin, Manon Lanclos

Votes: 4,658

2. Repulsion (1965)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

91 Metascore

A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 46,135

3. No Shooting Time for Foxes (1966)

92 min | Drama

A young man and his friend Viktor are two young men from a middle-class house. For their families and their society they have nothing left but contempt.

Director: Peter Schamoni | Stars: Helmut Förnbacher, Christian Doermer, Andrea Jonasson, Monika Peitsch

Votes: 35

4. Next Year, Same Time (1967)

87 min | Drama

The advertising editor Hannes Lücke spends the Christmas holiday every year with his family in Münster. He has his new girlfriend, Inge, in a hotel waiting.

Director: Ulrich Schamoni | Stars: Ulla Jacobsson, Sabine Sinjen, Hans-Dieter Schwarze, Johannes Schaaf

Votes: 31

5. La Collectionneuse (1967)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A womanizing art dealer and a painter find the serenity of their Riviera vacation disturbed by a third guest, a vivacious bohemian woman known for her long list of male conquests.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Patrick Bauchau, Haydée Politoff, Daniel Pommereulle, Alain Jouffroy

Votes: 5,682

6. Innocence Unprotected (1968)

75 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

Documentary about the famous Serbian athlete and movie enthusiast who made a feature film during the Nazi occupation of Belgrade and had some problems after the liberation because of that.

Director: Dusan Makavejev | Stars: Dragoljub Aleksic, Bratoljub Gligorijevic, Vera Jovanovic, Ana Milosavljevic

Votes: 697

7. Signs of Life (1968)

91 min | Drama

A wounded German paratrooper named Stroszek is sent to the quiet island of Kos with his wife Nora, a Greek nurse, and two other soldiers recovering from minor wounds. Billeted in a decaying... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Peter Brogle, Wolfgang Reichmann, Athina Zacharopoulou, Wolfgang von Ungern-Sternberg

Votes: 1,823

9. The Decameron (1971)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, History

An adaptation of nine stories from Boccaccio's "Decameron".

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Jovan Jovanovic, Vincenzo Amato

Votes: 9,086

10. The Hospital (1971)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

72 Metascore

An over-burdened doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: George C. Scott, Diana Rigg, Barnard Hughes, Richard Dysart

Votes: 5,237 | Gross: $19.71M

11. Il n'y a pas de fumée sans feu (1973)

120 min | Drama

An election campaign becomes more interesting when anonymously published photographs depict the wife of a candidate, Dr. Peyrac, attending a sex party. Are the photographs fake or genuine ?

Director: André Cayatte | Stars: Annie Girardot, Mireille Darc, Bernard Fresson, Michel Bouquet

Votes: 114

12. The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974)

105 min | Crime, Drama

A Watchmaker finds out one day that his son has become a murderer. He tries to understand for whom and why.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, Jacques Denis, Yves Afonso

Votes: 1,804

13. The Common Man (1975)

100 min | Drama

As every summer, Georges Lajoie, his wife Ginette and grown-up son Léon go on holiday to Loulou's campsite. They join old friends, the Schumachers and the Colins. Brigitte Colin, the ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Boisset | Stars: Jean Carmet, Pierre Tornade, Jean Bouise, Michel Peyrelon

Votes: 715

14. Overlord (1975)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, History, War

88 Metascore

During the Second World War a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.

Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Brian Stirner, Davyd Harries, Nicholas Ball, Julie Neesam

Votes: 2,478

15. Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976)

Not Rated | 115 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

A group of students arrives in a small town during a hiking expedition. Once there, the local priest accuses them of being communist agitators on the run from an army crack-down against ... See full summary »

Director: Felipe Cazals | Stars: Enrique Lucero, Salvador Sánchez, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Roberto Sosa

Votes: 1,013

16. The Devil, Probably (1977)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

Charles drifts through politics, religion and psychoanalysis, rejecting them all. Once he realises the depth of his disgust with the moral and physical decline of the society he lives in, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Antoine Monnier, Tina Irissari, Henri de Maublanc, Laetitia Carcano

Votes: 3,212 | Gross: $0.03M

17. A Queda (1978)

120 min | Drama

This sequel to "Os Fuzis" follows the story of a hard working operator who dies on a work related accident due to the precarious conditions established in the place. But when his superiors ... See full summary »

Directors: Ruy Guerra, Nelson Xavier | Stars: Nelson Xavier, Leonidas Bayer, Carlos Alberto Baía, Hugo Carvana

Votes: 90

18. Alexandria... Why? (1979)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

"Yahia", a young man living in the cosmopolitan Alexandria during World War II. Between his dreams, which up to Hollywood, and constraints of his life in the middle class, trying to be a ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Naglaa Fathi, Ahmed Zaki, Farid Shawqi, Mahmoud Al Meleji

Votes: 1,157

19. Seeking Asylum (1979)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

Roberto uses alternative teaching methods, but manages to create a special bond with his kindergarten students.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Dominique Laffin, Chiara Moretti, Carlo Monni

Votes: 491

20. In Search of Famine (1981)

115 min | Drama

A film crew comes to a village to make a film about a famine, which killed five million Bengalees in 1943.

Director: Mrinal Sen | Stars: Satya Banerjee, Radhamohan Bhattacharya, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Reba Roy Chowdhury

Votes: 192

21. Shivers (1981)

106 min | Drama, History

Set in the early 1950's, during the Stalin's Personality Cult. The story opens in a provincial town. Tomek's father, a former member of the Home Army is arrested so the mother is left with ... See full summary »

Director: Wojciech Marczewski | Stars: Tomasz Hudziec, Teresa Marczewska, Marek Kondrat, Zdzislaw Wardejn

Votes: 345

22. A Season in Hakkari (1982)

110 min | Drama

A urban Turkish teacher is transferred for political reasons to a backward Kurdish village in the mountains near the Iranian border. He is welcomed with distrust, but during that harsh year the mutual cultural misunderstandings fade away.

Director: Erden Kiral | Stars: Genco Erkal, Erkan Yücel, Serif Sezer, Rana Cabbar

Votes: 478

23. Funny Dirty Little War (1983)

Unrated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, War

A small revolution breaks out in a small Argentine town, as one group of Peronists calls they newly elected peronist a communist. The newly elected official enlists the aid of allies ... See full summary »

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: Federico Luppi, Víctor Laplace, Héctor Bidonde, Rodolfo Ranni

Votes: 436

24. Szirmok, virágok, koszorúk (1985)

102 min | Drama, History

In 1849 the Hungarian revolution is beaten down by the Russian Army. Ferenc Majláth, who was an officer in the army of the revolution, has to choose between imprisonment or getting enlisted... See full summary »

Director: László Lugossy | Stars: György Cserhalmi, Grazyna Szapolowska, Jirí Adamíra, Boguslaw Linda

Votes: 87

25. The Mass Is Ended (1985)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

The young priest Father Giulio returns to Rome, his hometown, after a long pilgrimage. Don Giulio hopes to live peacefully with his family and his friends, but discovers that many of them ... See full summary »

Director: Nanni Moretti | Stars: Nanni Moretti, Ferruccio De Ceresa, Marco Messeri, Enrica Maria Modugno

Votes: 1,486

26. The Sea and Poison (1986)

123 min | Drama

Downed American fliers in WWII are vivisected by Japanese surgeons in cruel medical experiments.

Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Eiji Okuda, Ken Watanabe, Takahiro Tamura, Kyôko Kishida

Votes: 182

27. The Commissar (1987)

110 min | Drama, War

Klavdia Vavilova, a Red Army cavalry commissar, is waylaid by an unexpected pregnancy. She stays with a Jewish family to give birth and is softened somewhat by the experience of family life.

Director: Aleksandr Askoldov | Stars: Nonna Mordyukova, Rolan Bykov, Raisa Nedashkovskaya, Lyudmila Volynskaya

Votes: 1,307 | Gross: $0.39M

28. Wan zhong (1989)

90 min | Drama

Five Eighth-Route army soldiers induce a isolated Japanese squad to capitulate.

Director: Ziniu Wu | Stars: Chong Peipei, Qi Zhao, Ruolei Liu, Yaming Ge

Votes: 30

29. The Asthenic Syndrome (1989)

153 min | Drama

In the old days it was called hypochrondria, or black melancholia. Now, apparently, it's termed the Asthenic Syndrome. Whatever it is, Nikolai, a teacher has got it, and it's not much fun.

Director: Kira Muratova | Stars: Olga Antonova, Sergei Popov, Galina Zakhurdaeva, Natalya Buzko

Votes: 929

30. The Conviction (1991)

92 min | Drama

A girl and her art professor get trapped inside a castle-museum after it closes at night. After a little resistance she agrees to have sex with him, but then she sues the professor for rape... See full summary »

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Andrzej Seweryn, Claire Nebout, Grazyna Szapolowska

Votes: 207

31. Satana (1991)

106 min | Drama, Thriller

The daughter of Alyona Pavlovna, the chairman of the city executive committee is abducted. The crime is committed by a seemingly handsome young man named Vitaliy. He continues to live, as ... See full summary »

Director: Viktor Aristov | Stars: Svetlana Bragarnik, Sergei Kupriianov, Veniamin Malochevskiy, Anatoliy Aristov

Votes: 71

32. Dear Emma, Sweet Böbe (1992)

90 min | Drama

The story shows Emma's and Böbe's fight for survival, for keeping their position in society which they achieved with hard work in the previous regime. They don't want to lose their place and become village girls again.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Johanna ter Steege, Enikö Börcsök, Péter Andorai, Éva Kerekes

Votes: 452

33. Arizona Dream (1993)

R | 142 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A young New Yorker goes to Arizona where he finds freedom to both love and dream.

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis, Faye Dunaway, Lili Taylor

Votes: 39,739 | Gross: $0.11M

34. Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

This Oscar nominated film is the story of two men who are opposites, one gay, the other straight, one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist, one suspicious, the other accepting, and how they come to love each other.

Directors: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío | Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra, Francisco Gattorno

Votes: 5,112 | Gross: $2.08M

35. Smoke (1995)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

A Brooklyn smoke shop is the center of neighborhood activity, and the stories of its customers.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Harvey Keitel, William Hurt, Giancarlo Esposito, José Zúñiga

Votes: 32,126 | Gross: $8.35M

36. All Things Fair (1995)

Unrated | 130 min | Drama, Romance, War

Malmö, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher. He is attracted by her beauty and maturity. She is ... See full summary »

Director: Bo Widerberg | Stars: Johan Widerberg, Marika Lagercrantz, Tomas von Brömssen, Karin Huldt

Votes: 5,409

37. The River (1997)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

A young man develops severe neck pain after swimming in a polluted river; his dysfunctional parents are unable to provide any relief for him or themselves.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Tien Miao, Kang-sheng Lee, Yi-Ching Lu, Ann Hui

Votes: 2,481

38. Wag the Dog (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a Presidential sex scandal.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 76,486 | Gross: $43.02M

39. Mifune (1999)

R | 98 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

Kresten's dad dies and he returns to the farm on Lolland to take care of things incl. his retarded brother. He employs a hooker as maid. He loses wife and job due to lies. The maid's kid brother moves in and they're a family of 4.

Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen | Stars: Iben Hjejle, Anders W. Berthelsen, Jesper Asholt, Emil Tarding

Votes: 7,309 | Gross: $0.59M

40. The Road Home (1999)

G | 89 min | Drama, History, Romance

71 Metascore

Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Honglei Sun, Hao Zheng, Yulian Zhao

Votes: 11,981 | Gross: $1.28M

41. Beijing Bicycle (2001)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama

61 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age.

Director: Xiaoshuai Wang | Stars: Lin Cui, Xun Zhou, Bin Li, Yuanyuan Gao

Votes: 4,237 | Gross: $0.16M

42. Grill Point (2002)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

Two pairs, each married for quite a long time, are living in a small east German town. The film focuses on the relationships between each of the four people and what happens when an affair ... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Dresen | Stars: Axel Prahl, Steffi Kühnert, Thorsten Merten, Gabriela Maria Schmeide

Votes: 1,580

43. Adaptation. (2002)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton

Votes: 170,319 | Gross: $22.25M

44. Lost Embrace (2004)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy

70 Metascore

In Buenos Aires, the twenty and something year old Jewish-Argentinean Ariel Makaroff has left the University of Architecture and spends his time wandering through the downtown gallery where... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Burman | Stars: Daniel Hendler, Adriana Aizemberg, Jorge D'Elía, Sergio Boris

Votes: 2,803 | Gross: $0.19M

45. Peacock (2005)

136 min | Drama

China in the late 1970s and early 1980s: the life of an ordinary working family as seen through its three siblings.

Director: Changwei Gu | Stars: Jing An, Li Feng, Changwei Gu, Meiying Huang

Votes: 935