And the Bear goes to...

The Winner of Berlin International Film Festival 2008:

Tropa de Elite - During a brutal campaign to secure the Pope's 1997 visit to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento struggles to find a suitable replacement who will continue the BOPE's (Special Police Operation Battalion) merciless efforts to infiltrate the favelas and wage war against their dominant drug underworld.

Director: José Padilha (Brazil)

+ Berlinale