French movie CACHE (HIDDEN) grabbed a trio of top gongs at the European Film Awards in Berlin, Germany, yesterday (03DEC05).

Cache film-maker Michael Haneke was named Best Director, the thriller's male lead Daniel Auteuil was awarded the Best Actor gong, and the movie's producers were presented with the Best Film award.

German actress Julia Jentsch was named Best Actress for her performance in SOPHIE SCHOLL, DIE LETZTEN TAGE (SOPHIE SCHOLL, THE FINAL DAYS).

GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK - which was directed and co-written by George Clooney - was named Best Non-European Film.

Scottish screen legend SIR Sean Connery was "very honoured" to be chosen for the ceremony's Lifetime Achievement Award.

The full list of winners is:

European Film 2005 - CACHE (HIDDEN) European Director 2005 - MICHAEL HANEKE, CACHE (HIDDEN) European Actress 2005 - JULIA JENTSCH, SOPHIE SCHOLL, DIE LETZTEN TAGE (SOPHIE SCHOLL, THE FINAL DAYS) European Actor 2005 - DANIEL AUTEUIL, CACHE (HIDDEN)

European Screenwriter 2005 - HANY ABU-ASSAD + BERO BEYER, Paradise Now

European Cinematographer 2005 - FRANZ LUSTIG, DON'T COME KNOCKING

European Composer 2005 - RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS and ANDREA GUERRA, Hotel Rwanda

European Editor 2005 - MICHAEL HUDECEK and NADINE MUSE, CACHE (HIDDEN) European Production Designer 2005 - ALINE BONETTO, UN LONG DIMANCHE DE FIANCAILLES (A Very Long Engagement)

European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award - SIR SEAN CONNERY

European Achievement In World Cinema 2005 - MAURICE JARRE

European Film Academy Discovery 2005 - PRIX FASSBINDER ANKLAGET (ACCUSED), JAKOB THUESEN

European Film Academy Critics Award 2005 - CACHE (HIDDEN), MICHAEL HANEKE

European Film Academy Documentary 2005 - UN DRAGON DANS LES EAUX PURES DU CAUCASE (THE PIPELINE NEXT DOOR), BY NINO KIRTADZE

European Film Academy Short Film 2005 - UNDRESSING MY MOTHER, KEN WARDROP

European Film Academy Non-European Film 2005 - GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK, GEORGE CLOONEY.