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Start:
Mar 6, 2019
End:
Mar 6, 2019
Venue:
Segal Theatre
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Photo courtesy of the artist

Wednesday 6 | 11:30am | Segal Theatre

Germany | 2011 | 92 minutes | directed by Christoph Rüter

German with English subtitles

 

On 3 November 2001, the poet Thomas Brasch died at 56 years of age. Everything and
everyone was disturbed and unsettled by Brasch. No one was safe, nothing secure.
His fundamental attitude: revolt. Artist or criminal – this was his motto. Christoph Rüter
was a friend of Thomas Brasch through to his death. He frequently had his camera
along when they were together, including a period in 1999 with Brasch recovering
from an illness and surgery. Other material includes 28 video cassettes from Brasch’s
estate, many of them his own work, with clips of himself, his surroundings, whatever
may have occupied him at a given time. Much of this material, in addition to footage
shot by Rüter, shows Brasch in the most varied moments of his life – warts and all, at
the poet’s own insistence.

Photo by Sebastian Kusenberg

Born Jan. 1st 1957, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. 1976, A-levels
in Münster (Westphalia), studied dramatics, philosophy and
psychology in Munich and Berlin 1985 – 89, dramatic adviser at
Freie Volksbühne Berlin; cooperation with Hans Neuenfels, Christof
Nel, Thomas Brasch, Bob Wilson, Heiner Müller and many more.
Filmography: The Time is out of Joint (1989-91), L’Homme de
Passage – Klaus Michael Grüber (1999), I am not an actor – Klaus
Kinski (2000), Curt Bois – Character Comedian (2001), Simple
and proud – Angela Winkler (2004), Now I am alone – Uulrich
Mühe (2008), I don’t want to know where I am – Heiner Müller
(2009), BRASCH – WORDS OF WANT, WORDS OF FEAR – (2011),
CRIME NOVELS AND THE THIRD REICH – Philip Kerr (UK), Volker
Kutscher (Germany) & Dominique Manotti (France) (2016), HANS
BLUMENBERG – The invisible Philosopher (2018).

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