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US's David Gordon Green wins best director at Berlin fest

US director David Gordon Green poses with his award for Best Director at the Berlin film festival on February 16, 2013
US director David Gordon Green poses backstage with his Silver Bear award for Best Director for the movie "Prince Avalanche" at the 63rd Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 16, 2013.

American film-maker David Gordon Green won the Silver Bear best director prize for his buddy picture "Prince Avalanche" Saturday at the 63rd Berlinale.

The movie, the only comedy among the 19 contenders at the festival, stars Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch as roadway workers in Texas at crossroads in their lives.