Belgian thriller wins grand prize Copenhagen film festival

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Belgian French-language thriller Amer took the top prize at Copenhagen's film festival, which wrapped up Sunday.

Amer, "a vibrant, seductive and dangerous film," according to the jury which announced the winner late Saturday, was in competition with 12 other movies for the top prize of 50,000 euros (66,930 dollars).

The festival's audience award went to Oscar nominated Israeli-German film Ajami, about the Tel Aviv's neighbourhood of the same name.

The film was co-directed by a Palestinian, Scandar Copti, and Israeli Yaron Shani.