Horst E. Brandt

Horst E. Brandt

Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Kamera
*17.01.1923 Berlin; †22.08.2009 Berlin

Biography

Horst E. Brandt, born January 17, 1923, in Berlin, graduated from an apprenticeship as a precision mechanic before he started to work as camera operator for DEFA-Spielfilmstudio. In 1954, he made his debut as cinematographer in charge for Slatan Dudow’s film "Stärker als die Nacht". During the following years, he collaborated as a cinematographer with directors like Kurt Maetzig ("Ernst Thälmann – Führer seiner Klasse", 1955) and Heinz Thiel ("Im Sonderauftrag", 1959). Besides his movie work, he was also in charge of the images of Kurt Reisch’s TV series "Gewissen in Aufruhr" (1961).

After working as Heinz Thiel’s assistant director (and his cinematographer at the same time) from 1966 on, Brandt made his debut as a director in 1971 with the World War II drama "KLK an PTX – Die rote Kapelle" ("KLK Calling PTZ – The Red Orchestra"). Until the late 1980s, he finished a series of popular and successful drama and genre films, including "Brandstellen" ("Scenes of Fire", 1978), "Die Kolonie" (1981), or "Der Hut des Brigadiers" (1986). Frequently, Brandt also wrote the screenplays to his films. From the beginning of his career as a filmmaker on, Brandt no longer worked as a cinematographer.

Horst E. Brandt, an SED member since 1947, was awarded with the National Prize of the German Democratic republic for his artistic achievements in 1966, in 1969, and in 1971.

Horst E. Brandt died on August 22, 2009.

Filmography

1988/1989 Die Beteiligten
Director
 
1985/1986 Der Hut des Brigadiers
Director, Screenplay
 
1983/1984 Der Lude
Director
 
1981/1982 Familienbande
Director
 
1980/1981 Die Kolonie
Director, Screenplay
 
1978 Des Drachens grauer Atem
Director
 
1977/1978 Brandstellen
Director, Screenplay
 
1977/1978 Addio, piccola mia
Cast
 
1976 Strategie der Träume. Zwei Tage eines Lebens
Director
 
1974/1975 Zwischen Nacht und Tag
Director
 
1973 Eva und Adam oder Drum prüfe!
Director, Screenplay
 
1972/1973 Eva und Adam oder Wieviel Sterne hat der Himmel
Director, Screenplay
 
1972 Eva und Adam oder Privat nach Vereinbarung
Director, Screenplay
 
1971/1972 Eva und Adam oder Gefechte mit Napoleon
Director, Screenplay
 
1970/1971 KLK an PTX - Die Rote Kapelle
Director, Screenplay
 
1969 Der Augenzeuge [Jg. 1969 / Nr. 006]
Participation
 
1968/1969 Krause und Krupp
Director, Director of photography
 
1968/1969 Krupp und Krause
Director, Director of photography
 
1967/1968 Heroin
Director, Director of photography
 
1967 Brot und Rosen
Director, Director of photography
 
1966 Irrlicht und Feuer
Director, Screenplay, Director of photography
 
1964/1965 Solange Leben in mir ist
Director of photography
 
1964/1965 Filmsommerliches
Director of photography
 
1963/1964 Schwarzer Samt
Director of photography
 
1962/1963 Die Autorenstunde
Director of photography
 
1962/1963 Klapper macht Karriere
Director of photography
 
1962/1963 Reserviert für den Tod
Director of photography
 
1962 Die Moritat vom Durst
Director of photography
 
1961/1962 Ach, du fröhliche...
Director of photography
 
1961/1962 Tanz am Sonnabend - Mord?
Director of photography
 
1961 Gewissen in Aufruhr
Director of photography
 
1960/1961 Guten Tag, lieber Tag
Director of photography
 
1960 Schritt für Schritt
Director of photography
 
1960 Liebe auf den letzten Blick
Director of photography
 
1959 Zu Gast beim Stacheltier: Held der Arbeit Erich Seifert
Director of photography
 
1959 Spuk in Villa Sonnenschein
Director of photography
 
1959 Reifender Sommer
Director of photography
 
1958/1959 SAS 181 antwortet nicht
Director of photography
 
1958/1959 Im Sonderauftrag
Director of photography
 
1958 Einer unserer Besten
Director of photography
 
1958 Böses Omen
Director of photography
 
1958 Auf dem Boden der Tatsachen
Director of photography
 
1958 Blindes Huhn
Director of photography
 
1958 Der Augenzeuge [Jg. 1958 / Nr. B 46/58]
Director of photography
 
1957/1958 Der Spaziergang
Director of photography
 
1957 In Freiheit Marsch
Director of photography
 
1957 Au!Backe
Director of photography
 
1957 Ausverkauft
Director of photography
 
1956/1957 Skimeister von morgen
Director of photography
 
1956/1957 Bärenburger Schnurre
Director of photography
 
1956 Von nun ab: Herr Kunze
Director of photography
 
1956 Mit Oswald in der Oper
Director of photography
 
1956 ...und alle, alle kamen
Director of photography
 
1955/1956 Junges Gemüse
Director of photography
 
1954/1955 Ernst Thälmann - Führer seiner Klasse
Director of photography
 
1954 Stärker als die Nacht
Director of photography
 
1950 Die Jungen von Kranichsee
Assistant camera
 

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