Thomas Brasch

Director, Screenwriter, Playwright
Raised in East Germany, Brasch spent two years in prison after protesting the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia. A noted dramatist, he moved to West Berlin in 1976 and has since written and directed three assured ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1944 in Yorkshire, England, GB

Filmography

other (9)

Tears of Stone 1994 (Movie)

Mr Hoffmann (Actor)

Welcome to Germany 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Welcome to Germany 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Domino 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Domino 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Friedliche Tage 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Engel aus Eisen 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Engel aus Eisen 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Die Allseitig Reduzierte - Redupers 1977 (Movie)

extracts from works (Other)

Biography

Raised in East Germany, Brasch spent two years in prison after protesting the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia. A noted dramatist, he moved to West Berlin in 1976 and has since written and directed three assured features.

Brasch's films have examined the lives of stage actors ("Domino" 1981) and expatriate film directors ("Welcome to Germany" 1988), often from a political perspective.

EDUCATION

Academy of Potsdam-Babelsberg

Milestones

1981

Feature film directing and writing debut, "Engel aus Eisen/Angels of Iron"

1978

First film credit (extracts from written works), "The All-Around Reduced Personality--Redupers"

1976

Immigrated to West Germany

1974

Expelled from University job for "defamation of leading figures in the German Democratic Republic"

1970

Worked at the Brecht Archives

1968

Sentenced to two-year jail term after protesting Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia

1947

Immigrated to East Germany

Worked as freelance writer

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