1899 - 1991
Axel Eggebrecht belongs to the most interesting personalities in the guild of writers. He visited a study of German and philosophy in Leipzig and participated in the Kapp putsch of a Kieler student company in 1920. After that he began to think about the political situation in Germany for the first time. He followed to the KPD and broke off his study. He fought his way through the life with temporary help for film productions. In 1921 he took part in the middle German revolt and thereafter he had to run away. He arrived at Berlin where he worked for the Malik publishing house and wrote smaller feature pages for the "Rote Fahne".
Eggebrecht was propaganda leader of the German-American film union
between 1922 and 1923 and spoke up for a popularisation of the Russian
movies in Germany. After his participation in the 5th world congress of
the 3rd International in Moscow in 1924 he returned political disillusioned,
in 1925 he left the KPD.
From 1930 Eggebrecht got involved against the National Socialism what led to his arrest in 1933 and several months at the cencentration camp Hainewalde. When he was arrested a second time in the same year he wasn't able to go about his work. The only possibility he had in order to earn his living as a writer was to write apolitical movies.
Subsequently there were written scripts for „Fräulein Veronika“ (36), „Millionenerbschaft“ (37), „Musketier Meier III“ (38), „Bel Ami“ (39), „Ich bin Sebastian Ott“ (39), „Komödianten“ (41) and „Anuschka“ (42).
At the end of World War II Eggebrecht lost his accommodation in Berlin because of a bomb attack. He was evacuated to Holstein. At a request of the British authority he became a co-founder of the northwest German broadcasting. He visited all occupying zones and wrote about the first processes against NS criminals.
Together with Peter Lorre he wrote the book "Der Verlorene“ (51), a
movie who is still underestimated till today. Eggebrecht wrote some more
scripts until the end of the 50s, among them „Eine Liebesgeschichte“ (54),
„Rittmeister Wronski“ (54), „Die Frau des Botschafters“ (55) and
Other movies from Axel Eggebrecht: