Our first pictures from the German Premiere at the Berlinale Film Festival house in Berlin. The premiere took place on May 17, 2005..

I´ve also put a short MPG video sequence on our server, with a selection of the R2-related scenes. You also get a glimpse of myself (I´m the guy with the remote control right slose to George Lucas).....

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The key to heaven : With a yellow bracelet, given only to crew members we were free to go everywhere, except the star´s lounge, and to see the movie.
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The 501st starts to get ready.
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Waiting, waiting.....
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And Action !
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Now it´s R2´s turn to rol out to the audience.....
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And the crowd goes wild (a bit). This was still about two hours before the big names arrived.
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I think I should get royalties from Kodak for making people take so many pictures. The girls were even shouting "R2 come overhere !". (Although when Chewie showed up, I had to take a second place. EVERY one of those girls wanted to cuddle with Chewie......
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The paper press guys. Mareike in the background (yes, maybe a little short for a Stormtrooper) (She´ll kill me for this).
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Posing for the cameras. There´s still a sense of order on the red carpet. This is about to change......
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Yours truly trying to roll over that security guy ...
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Troopers on two sides of a fence. The Troopers on the inside had a yellow bracelet, those on the outside did not. Life can be a bitch........(but it´s good if you have a yellow bracelet)
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The Gamorrean Guard was referred by the press as "The pig"
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The red carpet is slowly filling up with "suits".. No real stars in sight yet....
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Chewie working the crowd. He was the girl´s favourite (except for Hayden maybe ;-) ). The suit in front is Mr. Peter Schulze, head of Centfox Berlin
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Ah, finally a celebrity. Pretty cute she is, but who is she ? If somebody could please enlighten me...... Me on the left, trying tro poke my remote control´s antenna through Mareike´s trooper armour (uupss)
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Ahhh, the Flanneled One ! George gets out of his Mercedes. My wife Britta close to the action as always....
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Rick McCallum arrived just a moment before George, accompanied by not one, but two charming blonde ladies.
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WOW ! George Lucas waiting for his interview just three feet away. I´ve seen the blonde lady on the right, does anybody know her ?
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Hayden Christensen bathing in the crowd. He´s the small back in the middle, right underneath the middel lamppost in the background. He´s relly wirey, looks much more muscled in the film.
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Hayden gettting interviewed right in front of us.
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My wife´s favourite photo. Much too young for her, anyway......
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Another one of Hayden. He´s soo thin......
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I never thought I would get THAT close to Natalie Portman..... Very brave she is, it was very cold and windy on that evening !
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She´s wearing that haircut because she is just filming a movie called "V for vendetta", a comic book adaption, in the Berlin-Babelsberg studios.
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George answering the same stupid questions to every reporter. I even got asked by some press guys "Which one of them is this Lucas ?".
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George, Mareike "Yes, I´m too short for a Stormtrooper" Heidemann, and myself with the remote control. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox.
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Yours truyl with his trusted astrodroid that has brought me so far..... Ah, and I happen to have the phone number of that slave Leia in the background. I´ll put it on Ebay tonight.....

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