Born in England to Kindertransport refugees who were active Communists – Thomas Brasch came to embody the fault lines of German history like few other artists. As his father Horst Brasch rose in the ranks of East Germany’s ruling Socialist Unity Party, Thomas became an uncompromisingly radical writer whose activism led to censorship and three months in prison. After his move to West Germany, he refused to play the role of GDR-dissident and focused his critique on West German society and German history in plays, poetry, and a series of brilliant but challenging films.
Director Andreas Kleinert’s Thomas Brasch biopic shows the life and dreams of a man for whom every world was always too small.
Director: Andreas Kleinert
150 min, DCP
Nominated for 12 German Film Awards