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65th Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) - '13 Minutes' (Elser) - Premiere

Katharina Schüttler, Johann von Bülow, Christian Friedel and Oliver Hirschbiegel - 65th Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) - '13 Minutes' (Elser) - Premiere - Berlin, Germany - Thursday 12th February 2015

65th Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) - 'Elser' - Press Conference

Oliver Hirschbiegel - 65th Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) - 'Elser' - Press Conference - Berlin, Germany - Thursday 12th February 2015

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65th Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) - 'Elser' - Photocall

Oliver Hirschbiegel - 65th Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) - 'Elser' - Photocall - Berlin, Germany - Thursday 12th February 2015

Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler and Oliver Hirschbiegel
Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler and Oliver Hirschbiegel
Burghart Klaußner, Christian Friedel, Oliver Hirschbiegel, Katharina Schüttler and Johann von Bülow
Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Oliver Hirschbiegel, Johann von Bülow, Burghart Klaußner and Josef Schnelle
Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Oliver Hirschbiegel, Johann von Bülow, Burghart Klaußner and Josef Schnelle

65th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) - Blue Hour party by ARD & Degeto

Oliver Hirschbiegel and Katharina Schuettler - 65th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) - Blue Hour party by ARD & Degeto at Museum fuer Kommunikation in Mitte at Museum fuer Kommunikation in Mitte - Berlin, Germany - Friday 6th February 2015

Oliver Hirschbiegel and Katharina Schuettler
Oliver Hirschbiegel and Katharina Schuettler

Filmfest Hamburg 2014 - Presentation of the 'Douglas Sirk Award'

Oliver Hirschbiegel - Filmfest Hamburg 2014 - Presentation of the 'Douglas Sirk Award' - Hamburg, Germany - Saturday 27th September 2014

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'Diana' Critical Mauling "Devastating" For Director, Likened To Hitler Movie


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In the wake of some truly scathing reviews towards his latest movie, Diana director Oliver Hirschbiegel has spoken out against a tidal wave of bad press that slated his movie, his actors, his directing and sent his royal biopic plummeting down the box office charts in the UK.

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Naomi Watts Has Now Been Saddled With The Unfortunate Movie.

Faced with British critics who heaved in revulsion at the "cheap and cheerless" attempt to finally turn the life of the late Diana Princess Of Wales into a palatable movie, Hirschbiegel has spoken out to calm the storm or at least save his reputation. Whilst the Telegraph labelled the film as "a special class of awful," The Guardian elaborated saying Diana is "an excruciatingly well-intentioned, reverential and sentimental biopic about her troubled final years, laced with bizarre cardboard dialogue."

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Read Diana Director, Oliver Hirschbiegel's Response to Overwhelmingly Bad Reviews


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It’s pretty fair to say that Diana – the film – was an unmitigated disaster. It would actually be quite unfair to say anything else. But while the critics were bashing away at their keyboard, submitting their negative reviews and sitting back, watching the slew of other derogatory reviews hit the net, spare a thought for poor Oliver Hirschbiegel, who had to read them all.

Diana movieNaomi Watts might be regretting her decision to get on board as Diana

He said the negative press surrounding the film was "devastating, but when you make a film you don't think about the reactions" (BBC)

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Controversial "Diana" Gets Ripped Apart By Critics, Despite Hesitant Defence From Naomi Watts


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Some old questions are raised again this week with the release of Diana, starring Naomi Watts. The film - directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel - focuses of the final years of Diana’s life, her relationships with London heart surgeon Hasnat Khan and later, Dodi Fayed. Because of the movie’s somewhat controversial subject matter, Naomi Watts has already tried to distance herself from any possible offence that it might cause, particularly to Diana’s sons, princes William and Harry. 

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"Hopefully if they get to see the film, they will feel that we have done it in a respectful and sensitive way," she told BBC TV. "We try to honor the depiction of her character in the best possible way."

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Naomi Watts Walks Out of Mark Kermode Interview Under 'Diana' Questioning


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It's probably not unfair to suggest there hasn't been fevered anticipation to Oliver Hirschbiegel's new movie Diana, starring Naomi Watts as the late Princess. Sure, we were all vaguely intrigued when the first stills rolled out online, and the trailer was worth a watch, but this wasn't Helen Mirren as The Queen.

Naomi WattsNaomi Watts as Princess Diana in 'Diana'

Suggestions that the film may not be in the best taste - or worse still, may not be any good - were lent credence this week when Watts walked out of an interview with the film critic Mark Kermode and broadcaster Simon Mayo for BBC5 Live.

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Princess Diana was most definitely one of the most famous and inspirational women in the world, known to all as the People's Princess. Never seduced by the lure of wealth, fame and royalty, she lived her life for others, but struggled deeply from her own personal troubles; her failed marriage to Prince Charles embroiled in affair scandals and subsequent divorce, the constant hounding of the press and her later romances. When she met heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan, she fell deeply in love, feeling for the first time in years, like a real woman. But it was a relationship doomed to failure with further media attention forcing a rift between them. She could never escape the scrutiny of the media, even while she put all her efforts into her hands-on charity work.

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Diana: New Film Brings 'The Peoples' Princess' Back To Life [Trailer]


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Naomi Watts As Princess Diana

The famously coiffed Princess, born Diana Francis Spencer, was born into aristocracy but came under the attention of the world's media when she married the heir to the British throne, Prince Charles.

She gave birth to two sons - William and Harry - but she and Charles divorced, under the Queen's advice, after his affair with now current-wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles.

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Princess Diana was known across the world as the 'People's Princess'. Her beauty, dignity and grace, not to mention outstanding generosity led her to be one of the most loved people in the world. The last two years of her life before she passed away following a highly publicized car accident in 1997 were nothing short of a harrowing ordeal. She divorced from her husband the Prince of Wales after a roller-coaster of a marriage embroiled in affair scandals, before embarking on an attempted private relationship with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan who ended it after two years, and being criticized by many for her humanitarian ventures such as campaigning against land mines. This new biopic details her last journeys, loves, trials and tribulations on the 16th anniversary of her untimely death.

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