The science fiction satire "The Ordinaries" was the big winner of the New German Cinema Promotional Prize at the Munich Film Festival.

The director Sophie Linnenbaum was honored with the young talent award for best director on Friday evening, Britta Strampe and Laura Klippel for the production.

"One rubs one's eyes in astonishment: is that supposed to be a graduation film from a university?

'The Ordinaries' has what feels like a multimillion-dollar budget,” said the jury, which included filmmaker Sönke Wortmann.

The idea of ​​the film is appealing as the story takes place in a fictional film world in which there are main and minor characters and where characters with film flaws fear being cut out.

Paula is currently still a supporting character and now wants to pass the main character test - if she can find the right soundtrack.

Linnenbaum, who was born in Nuremberg, completed her studies at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf with the film.

For this she brought Jule Böwe, Denise M'Baye and Pasquale Aleardi in front of the camera.

The jury believes that she has a great future and referred to her "innumerable brilliant directorial ideas".

The sponsorship award for the best screenplay went to Florian Plumeyer and Katharina Woll for "Everyone wants to be loved".

In the acting category, Lena Schmidtke won for her performance in "Wut auf Kuba".