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He may have been slapped with a suspended five-month prison term for smuggling mainland cinematographer Cao Yu onto Taiwan’s naval base in his effort to shoot his military drama film, and received a lacklustre response for said film, but at least Taiwanese director Doze Niu will get to compete in Berlin.

As reported on CRI News, the aforementioned film, “Paradise in Service”, was recently announced as a nominee for the Panorama programme of the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival.

The film, which tells the story of a boy named Pao serving in the Kinmen Island in 1969 to 1972, will be the first Chinese language film to be nominated in this section of the Berlinale.
Earlier, Chinese actor Chen Jianbin won Best Supporting Actor at the 51st Golden Horse Awards for his performance in the film.