Sascha Alexander Geršak

Sascha Alexander Geršak

Darsteller
*1975 Balingen

Biography

Sascha Alexander Geršak was born in Balingen in 1975. At the age of 26, he moved to Zurich, where he attended the European Film Actor School until 2003. Since then, he appeared in numerous stage productions at the Schauspielhaus Zurich and the Rote Fabrik Theater Zurich. In 2008, he won the award for Best International Actor at the "Fajir-Theater-Festival" in Teheran for his performance in a stage production of "Rashomon".

Sascha Alexander Geršak made his screen debut in the tragicomedy "Sonntag" (CH/D 2007), playing the lead role of an orderly, who helps a suicidal female inmate to escape from the psychiatric ward. He had a memorable supporting role in Dominik Graf's acclaimed miniseries "Im Angesicht des Verbrechens" (2010), played a hostage-taker in the "Tatort" episode "Die Heilige" (2010) and appeared as a murder suspect in the episode "Krieger" of the series "Kommissar Stolberg" (2012).

Geršak caught wide attention with his leading role in the award-winning "5 Jahre Leben" ("5 Years", 2012): He plays the German-Turkish citizen Murat Kurnaz, who became a terror suspect following 9/11 and was incarcerated in the US detention camp Guantanamo from 2002 until 2006. The film was released in Germany in May 2013. In the same month, "Tore tanzt" ("Nothing Bad Can Happen") premiered at the Cannes IFF. In the film, Sascha Alexander Geršak plays a family man who befriends a young Jesus Freak, but then starts to humiliate and abuse him.

Filmography

2017 Somewhere in Tonga
Cast
 
2017 Der Hauptmann
Cast
 
2017 Wo kein Schatten fällt
Cast
 
2016-2018 Gladbeck
Cast
 
2015/2016 Volt
Cast
 
2015/2016 Die Mitte der Welt
Cast
 
2015/2016 Die Opfer - Vergesst mich nicht
Cast
 
2015/2016 Auf kurze Distanz
Cast
 
2015/2016 Im gelobten Land
Cast
 
2015-2017 Rewind
Cast
 
2015-2017 Die Puppenspieler
Cast
 
2015 Vertraue mir
Cast
 
2015 Die Eisläuferin
Cast
 
2014/2015 Outside the Box
Cast
 
2014/2015 Kreise
Cast
 
2014/2015 Die getäuschte Frau
Cast
 
2014-2017 Axel der Held
Cast
 
2014-2016 Auf einmal
Cast
 
2014 Hydra
Cast
 
2014 Winterkartoffelknödel
Cast
 
2014 Frohe Ostern, Falke
Cast
 
2013/2014 Götz von Berlichingen
Cast
 
2013/2014 Das Ende der Geduld
Cast
 
2013/2014 Kaltstart
Cast
 
2012/2013 Tore tanzt
Cast
 
2012/2013 Macht und Ohnmacht
Cast
 
2012-2014 Wir waren Könige
Cast
 
2011/2012 5 Jahre Leben
Cast
 
2011 Tango
Cast
 
2010 Die Heilige
Cast
 
2008-2010 Im Angesicht des Verbrechens
Cast
 
2007/2008 Kommissar Süden und der Luftgitarrist
Cast
 
2006/2007 Sonntag
Cast