Christian Braad Thomsen

(1940 – )

Director, author, producer and distributor. Born 1940. Educated from the National Film School of Denmark in 1969. Christian Braad Thomsen has established himself as an incisive culture critic and film writer as well as a passionate defender of arthouse cinema. His artistic and ideological orientation is reflected in his books on Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Alfred Hitchcock and the French New Wave directors. Braad Thomsen has also played an important role as an importer and distributor of arthouse films.
Braad Thomsen made his film debut with the feature film "Dear Irene" (1971), with later titles including "Ladies on the Rocks" (1983), "Karen Blixen - Storyteller" (documentary film, 1995), and "The Blue Monk" (1998).
Braad Thomsen''s interest in memory and Freudian concepts are evident in many of his works, including the feature films "Dreams Don''t Make Noise When They Die" (1979) and "Stab in the Heart" (1981), as well as the documentaries "Wellspring of My World" (1976) and "Flowers of Memory" (1991).
Among Braad Thomsen''s later films are "The Voice of Iran - Mohammad Reza Shajarian" (2006), "Marilyn Mazur - Queen of Percussion" (2006) and "Blues for Montmartre" (2011).
Thomsen''s second documentary about the German director Reiner Werner Fassbinder "Fassbinder - to Love Without Demands" premiered at the Berlinale in 2015.
Title Year Function Category
Fassbinder - to love without demands 2015 Direction, Screenplay, Producer, Sound, Still photographer DK/Documentary
Henning Larsen - Passages of Light and Space 2012 Producer DK/Documentary
Blues for Montmartre 2011 Direction, Voiceover, Script, Producer DK/Documentary
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Music is a Monster 2007 Producer DK/Documentary
Marilyn Mazur - queen of percussion 2006 Direction, Script, Cinematographer DK/Documentary
The voice of Iran 2006 Direction, Screenplay DK/Documentary
Historien bag kameraet 2006 Appearance TV documentary
Clown 2005 Christian Braad Thomsen TV series
Pigen med fletningen 2005 Producer DK/Documentary
The River 2003 Producer DK/Experimental
Svend Åge Madsen - at fortælle menneskene 2002 Direction DK/Documentary
Humørkortstativsælgerens søn 2002 Appearance DK/Feature
Palle Nielsen - mig skal intet fattes 2002 Producer DK/Documentary
Morten Korch - Solskin kan man altid finde 1999 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
The Blue Munk 1998 Direction, Script, Stamkunde DK/Feature
Inger Christensen, The cicadas excist 1998 Producer DK/Documentary
Karen Blixen - Storyteller 1995 Direction, Script, Production DK/Documentary
Where the Flowers of Memory Grow 1991 Direction, Script DK/Experimental
Isolde 1989 Script, Producer''s assistant DK/Feature
Ladies on the rocks 1983 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Stab in the heart 1981 Direction, Script, Production, Kunde på posthus DK/Feature
Belladonna 1981 Chefen, Producer DK/Feature
Den man elsker 1980 Direction, Voiceover, Appearance, Script DK/Documentary
Dreams Don''t Make Noise When They Die 1979 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Achilleshælen er mit våben 1979 Production assistant DK/Feature
Sirenerne 1978 Appearance DK/Experimental
Children of pain 1977 Direction, Script, Production, Speakerstemme DK/Feature
Veronica''s veil 1977 Sound DK/Experimental
Well-Spring of My World 1976 Direction, Script, Production, Voiceover DK/Documentary
Rainer Werner Fassbinder 1975 Direction DK/Documentary
Dusan Makavejev 1974 Direction, Voiceover, Script, Sound DK/Documentary
Blomster til Mona 1974 Direction TV film
Stærekassen 1972 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Dear Irene 1971 Direction, Script, Production DK/Feature
The Squatters 1971 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Documentary
There''s a Better Way, Mate 1971 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Zero point 1971 Direction, Script DK/Experimental
Revolution 1969 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
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