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Three European Film Award nominations for ZDF and ZDF Enterprises coproduction "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (Män som hatar kvinnor)

Mainz, 9 December 2009

The European Film Academy has nominated director Niels Arden Oplev's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (Män som hatar kvinnor) for a "European Oscar" in three categories. The Academy's 2,000 members will be selecting the winner shortly.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is competing for the award as "Best European Film" against "Der Baader Meinhof Komplex" (director: Uli Edel), "Los abrazos rotos" (director: Pedro Almodóvar), "Slumdog Millionaire" (director: Danny Boyle) and others. To date, over 7.4 million moviegoers have followed master hacker Lisbeth Salander and investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist in their search for the dark secret of a dynasty of Swedish industrial magnates. The film's sensational theatrical success has propelled it to the rank of the world's third highest-grossing non-English-language film.

The overall success of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is also due to the film's outstanding cast and equally high-caliber crew. Leading actress Noomi Rapace has been nominated as the new European shooting star in the category "Best European Actress" and Jacob Groth as "Best European Composer."

The screen adaptation of the first part of Swedish author Stieg Larsson's internationally bestselling trilogy is a coproduction of the Swedish production company Yellow Bird, ZDF and ZDF Enterprises. German producer Peter Nadermann and story editors Klaus Bassiner and Wolfgang Feindt are delighted with this honor and eagerly await the award ceremony in Bochum on 12 December.

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**About ZDF Enterprises**
Founded in 1993, ZDF Enterprises GmbH is the wholly-owned subsidiary and commercial arm of ZDF German Television Network, one of Europe's largest and most respected broadcasters. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the development, production and global distribution of quality original programming. The company is also responsible for all program acquisitions and international co-productions on behalf of the network, and acquires programming for world-wide distribution. Its vast program library ranks as the largest in the German language. The extensive catalogue includes television movies and mini-series, drama series and comedies, documentaries, family entertainment and children's programming. ZDF Enterprises also oversees all licensing and merchandising activities based on its high-profile programs, including book and music publishing and the licensing of its program properties in all key product categories. Committed to the future, ZDF Enterprises has embarked on numerous New Media initiatives, ranging from opportunities within the burgeoning e-commerce industry to the creation of themed edutainment dimensions featuring the recognized program brands with which ZDF has become synonymous.

**Contact ZDF Enterprises**
Christine Denilauler (Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications), ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Lise-Meitner-Str. 9, D-55129 Mainz/Germany, tel. 0049 6131-991228, fax 0049 6131-991229, e-mail: [mailto:denilauler.c@zdf.de denilauler.c@zdf.de], [http://www.zdf-enterprises.de www.zdf-enterprises.de].

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Christine Denilauler

Christine Denilauler

Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications

Phone
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–1130
Fax
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–2130
E-Mail
christine.denilauler@zdf-enterprises.de
Address
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1
55127 Mainz | Germany