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.
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Immigrated to East Germany
Sentenced to two-year jail term after protesting Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia
Worked at the Brecht Archives
Expelled from University job for "defamation of leading figures in the German Democratic Republic"
Immigrated to West Germany
First film credit (extracts from written works), "The All-Around Reduced Personality--Redupers"
Feature film directing and writing debut, "Engel aus Eisen/Angels of Iron"