Will this biopic be the film that reintroduces German author and filmmaker Thomas Brasch to the world? Perhaps. Something is indeed afoot. Brasch and his family – his three siblings are also notable figures in literature and film – have been the subject of three films in the last decade. Besides Dear Thomas (Lieber Thomas, 2021), currently screening the German Film Festival, we have The Brasch Family (Familie Brasch, 2018) and Brasch: The Wishes and Fears (Brasch – Das Wünschen und das Fürchten, 2011). Yet beyond a core of literary completists, the profile of the Brasch family – sometimes called the Buddenbrooks of East Germany – remains negligible.