This film was a great success in Germany, as well as in several European countries. He won the Deutschen Filmpreis (German Film Award) nine times: best film, Daniel Brühl best actor, Florian Lukas best supporting actor, best director, three technical awards for editing, directing and music, as well as the public award for "German Film of the Year" and actor of the year for Daniel Brühl. In December 2003, it was the first German film to receive the European Film Award of the Year. Daniel Brühl as actor and Bernd Lichtenberg as commenenarist also received this award. In France, the film received the César for Best European Film. Discover the piano scores of the soundtrack of the film, by Yann Tiersen, already composer of the music of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's famous film, The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain.