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ANGELS OF IRON [ENGEL AUS EISEN]

Director: Thomas Brasch
Screenplay: Thomas Brasch
Director of Photography: Walter Lassally
Cast: Hilmar Thate; Katharina Thalbach; Ulrich Wesselmann; Karin Baal
Country, Year of production:
D, 1981
Color: black/white
Genre: Drama; Crime; History; War

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.'

THE PASSENGER - WELCOME TO GERMANY [PASSAGIER - WELCOME TO GERMANY, DER]

Director: Thomas Brasch
Screenplay: Thomas Brasch; Jurek Becker
Director of Photography: Axel Block
Cast: Tony Curtis; Katharina Thalbach; Matthias Habich; Charles Régnier
Country, Year of production:
D; CH; GB, 1988
Color: Color/bw
Genre: Drama

A Jewish director from the USA tries to make a film in Germany in 1987 about the circumstances of a Nazi-film in 1942 where he himself had to act as extra. He wants to relieve his conscience because he had caused the death of a friend of his. A psychologically properly thought-out study about the problem of self-deception in the overcoming of guilt and about the difficulty of getting over the past trough art.