Familie Brasch

A film by Annekatrin Hendel. In German.

Since the late 1940s, the Brasches have been the per­fect fami­ly of par­ty offi­cials, living the German dream of socia­lism in the Soviet zone of occup­a­ti­on. Horst Brasch, a pas­sio­na­te anti-fascist, is hel­ping to build an East German sta­te which his wife, Gerda, won’t con­si­der home. Their son Thomas is a bud­ding litera­ry star. Like his father, he dreams of a more just world, but like youn­ger bro­thers Peter and Klaus, he is cri­ti­cal of the way in which socia­lism has been imple­men­ted. As they do ever­y­whe­re else, the genera­ti­ons clash in East Germany in 1968. Horst turns Thomas over to the aut­ho­ri­ties — trig­ge­ring the end of his own care­er in the pro­cess. After 1989, socia­list dreams of any kind are no lon­ger of value. Director Annekatrin Hendel deli­vers a por­trait of three genera­ti­ons of Brasches as a micro­cosm of socie­tal ten­si­ons being car­ri­ed out on a lar­ge sca­le — bet­ween East and West, art and poli­tics, com­mu­nism and reli­gi­on, love and betra­yal, uto­pia and self-destruction.

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Credits:
D 2018, 103 Min.,
Buch und Regie: Annekatrin Hendel
Kamera: Thomas Plenert, Martin Farkas
Buch und Montage: Jörg Hauschild
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Familie Brasch Trailer Deutsch | German [HD]

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