Brandt, Horst E.
Filming Der Lude © DEFA-Stiftung, Dieter Jaeger
Horst E. Brandt, the German television and movie director, was born in Berlin on January 17, 1923. He grew up in a working class family and apprenticed as a precision mechanic. Brandt began working as an assistant cinematographer at the East German film studios in 1947 at the same time he started an apprenticeship in the film laboratories.
At the beginning of the 1950s, he started working as a cinematographer. Two of the first films he shot were Slatan Dudow’s Stärker als die Nacht and the East German propaganda film about the life of German Communist leader Ernst Thälmann – Führer seiner Klasse by Kurt Maetzig. His debut as a director was the two-part television crime story Irrlichter und Feuer in 1966. Brandt often wrote his own screenplays and directed them, among others for KLK an PTX – Die Rote Kapelle, the film about one of the most important German anti-Nazi resistance groups.
Horst E. Brandt died on August 22, 2009.
D = director | C = cinematographer
|1988||Die Beteiligten (The Persons Involved, D)|
|1985||Der Hut des Briganders (The Brigade-Leader’s Hat, D)|
|1984||Der Lude (The Pimp, D)|
|1981||Die Kolonie (The Colony,D)|
|1975||Zwischen Tag und Nacht (Between Day and Night, D)|
|1973||Eva und Adam (Eva and Adam, TV series, D)|
|KLK an PTX: Die Rote Kapelle (KLK to PTX: The Red Orchestra, D)|
|1968||Krupp und Krause (Krupp and Krause, TV series, D/C)|
|1967||Brot und Rosen (Bread and Roses, D/C)|
|1966||Irrlichter und Feuer (Fen-Fire and Fire, TV, D/C)|
|1965||Solange Leben in mir ist (As Long as There Is Life in Me, C)|
|1963||Schwarzer Samt (Black Velvet, C)|
|1963||Reserviert für den Tod (Reserved for Death, C)|
|1962||Ach, du fröhliche... (A Lively Christmas Eve, C)|
|1961||Tanz am Sonnabend – Mord? (Dance on Saturday – Murder?, C)|
|1957||Skimeister von morgen (Ski Champions of the Future, C)|
|1955||Ernst Thälmann – Führer seiner Klasse (Ernst Thälmann: Leader of the Working Class, C)|
|1954||Stärker als die Nacht (Stronger than the Night, C)|