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Thomas Heise

Thomas Heise was born on August 22, 1955 in East Berlin, East Germany. He is a director and writer, known for Fatherland (2002), Barluschke (1997) and Stau - Jetzt geht's los (1993). See full bio »

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Fatherland Director
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 2019 Heimat is a Space in Time (Documentary)
 2014 Städtebewohner (Documentary)
 2012 Consequence (Documentary)
 2012 Die Lage (Documentary)
 2011 Solar System (Documentary)
 2010 20xBrandenburg (TV Movie documentary) (segment "Im Garten")
 2009 24 Hours Berlin (TV Movie documentary) (segment director)
 2009 Material (Documentary)
 2008 Children. As Time Flies (Documentary)
 2006 Im Glück. Neger (Documentary)
 2005 Mein Bruder. We'll Meet Again (Documentary)
 2004 Der Ausländer (Documentary short)
 2002 Fatherland (Documentary)
 2000 Meine Kneipe (TV Movie documentary)
 1999 Die Mauer (TV Series)
 1997 Barluschke (Documentary)
 1993 Stau - Jetzt geht's los (Documentary)
 1992 Eisenzeit (Documentary)
 1990 Imbiß spezial (Documentary short)
 1985 Volkspolizei 1985 (Documentary)
 1984 Das Haus 1984 (Documentary)
 1980 Wozu denn über diese Leute einen Film? (Documentary short)
 1978 Imbiß (Documentary short)
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