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Thomas Brasch – Engel aus Eisen AKA Angels of Iron (1981) (DVD)

Berlin, 1948/1949. The town is divided into two sectors. The world is close to World War III. West Berlin is kept alive by the biggest airlift in history. While the city is deadlocked, three teenagers set out to fulfil their dreams: Völpel (Hilmar Thate), ex-executioner, receives secret information from Police Headquarters. Gladow (Ulrich Wesselmann), 17 years old, wants to be like Al Capone. Lisa Gabler (Katharina Thalbach) dreams of buying Berlins biggest revue venue the ‘Friedrichstadt Palast.’ But suddenly, the droning of the airplanes ceases? Based on a true story from the times of the ‘Berlin Blockade.’ Read More »

Thomas Brasch – Mercedes (1985)

Science, it’s technical use, the breaking of social bonds, it’s rules – that’s the experiment’s name. Sakko and Oi meet by chance.
She’s a casual prostitute, he’s unemployed. They’re the experimental subjects. A play about free time, our time, and unemployment.

Mercedes is the adaptation of Brasch’s own play by the same title. It was produced for dutch television in 1985. Read More »