6.3/10
377
2 user 2 critic

A Girl Called Rosemary (1996)

Das Mädchen Rosemarie (original title)
Historical drama set in the 1950s. Story is based on real-life events. Rosemarie Nitribitt comes out of a remand center, runs away from her foster parents and ends up working as a barmaid ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Yella (2007)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Yella is estranged from her possessive and violent husband; but he can't quite bring himself to give her up. When their fraught interaction finally comes to dramatic conclusion, Yella's life takes an odd shift.

Director: Christian Petzold
Stars: Nina Hoss, Devid Striesow, Hinnerk Schönemann
Naked (2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After Emilia (Heike Makatsch) and Felix (Benno Fürmann) broke up, Charlotte (Nina Hoss) and Dylan (Mehmet Kurtulus) think about to disperse too... See full synopsis »

Director: Doris Dörrie
Stars: Heike Makatsch, Benno Fürmann, Alexandra Maria Lara
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Bernd Eichinger
Stars: Til Schweiger, Corinna Harfouch, Sonja Kerskes
Rosemary (1958)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

West Germany in '50s is becoming an economic superpower. In such climate, Rosemarie is just one of many enterpreneurs who wants her piece of new fortune. She uses her charms to bring ... See full summary »

Director: Rolf Thiele
Stars: Nadja Tiller, Peter van Eyck, Carl Raddatz
Summer Window (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Juliane's happiness seems perfect. She is head over heals in love and has just begun a new life with August. One morning, however, she wakes up to find that she has been unexplainable ... See full summary »

Director: Hendrik Handloegten
Stars: Nina Hoss, Mark Waschke, Fritzi Haberlandt
Wolfsburg (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Philipp Gerber is a smart, but self-satisfied car salesman. In an inattentive moment at the wheel of his car, he runs over a young boy riding a bike and drives away. As he has feelings of ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Petzold
Stars: Benno Fürmann, Nina Hoss, Antje Westermann
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II.

Director: Max Färberböck
Stars: Nina Hoss, Evgeniy Sidikhin, Irm Hermann
Barbara I (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.

Director: Christian Petzold
Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock
Gold I (2013)
Adventure | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In the summer of 1898, a small group of German compatriots head into the hostile northern interior of British Columbia in search for gold at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush.

Director: Thomas Arslan
Stars: Nina Hoss, Marko Mandic, Peter Kurth
Joe and Max (TV Movie 2002)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.

Director: Steve James
Stars: Til Schweiger, Leonard Roberts, Richard Roundtree
Jailbirds (1996)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Ein weiteres Highlight am deutschen Kinohimmel. Ein Förderprogramm bringt die beiden Knackis Gerd und Steinbock in die Obhut von Frauen. Dort sollen sie beweisen, dass sie in der Lage sind ... See full summary »

Director: Detlev Buck
Stars: Til Schweiger, Detlev Buck, Leander Haußmann
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Thrown out by his girlfriend from her apartment, Axel lives for a while with Norbert, a gay man he met some days before.

Director: Sönke Wortmann
Stars: Til Schweiger, Katja Riemann, Joachim Król
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Konrad Hartog
...
Fribert
...
Marga Hartog
Katja Flint ...
Christine
...
Willi
...
Nadler
Heinrich Schafmeister
Hanns Zischler
Manfred Andrae
Frank Heide
Peter Böhlke
Christian Schneller
Irmgard Wagner
Edit

Storyline

Historical drama set in the 1950s. Story is based on real-life events. Rosemarie Nitribitt comes out of a remand center, runs away from her foster parents and ends up working as a barmaid in a Frankfurt nightclub. A wealthy French businessman offers to set her up in return for tape-recordings of her sex sessions with German VIPs.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 December 1996 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

A Girl Called Rosemary  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,379 (USA) (15 October 1999)

Gross:

$2,379 (USA) (15 October 1999)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of Rosemary (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Music recording by Pilot Studios Muenchen
Sound Klaus Strazicky
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fascinating period piece about a doomed courtesan
21 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Terrific acting by all of the principal players, especially Hoss as the "bad girl" Rosemarie, whose heartbreak is no less real for the fact that she's a high-priced prostitute. An intelligent, compassionate, forthright film about the Wages of Sin and about the fact that those wages are often paid threefold by women with no economic power or social status who remain at the bottom of the heap while the elite pay next to nothing for the indulgence of their vices and snicker all the way to the bank. Sounds like an old theme, and it is, but this film puts a fresh face on it, with a sharp-tongued screenplay and lots of great 1950s clothing and decor.

If you liked the intense British film "Dance with a Stranger," you'll probably like "A Girl Called Rosemarie." Both films are about feisty, doomed women who fall in love with the wrong men and suffer deeply for it. Various arias and symphonic excerpts from the Verdi opera "La Traviata" (about a doomed courtesan) are used to excellent effect in the soundtrack of "A Girl Called Rosemarie." The spoken German is crisp and enjoyable, and the English subtitles are clear and unobtrusive. Enjoy!


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Girl Called Rosemary (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?