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Rosenstrasse (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama, War | 18 September 2003 (Germany)
After the death of her father, Hannah becomes concerned with the strange behavior of her mother. As her mother's troubled childhood is revealed, Hannah realizes how little she ever knew.

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Story set during WWII. Focusing on the Rosenstrasse protest in Berlin in 1943.

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Cast

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Doris Schade ...
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Fabian Fischer
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Luis Marquez
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Rachel Rosenbauer
Plien van Bennekom ...
Marian
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Julia Eggert ...
Emily
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Klara Singer
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Frau Goldberg
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Nathan Goldberg
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When Ruth's husband dies in New York, in 2000, she imposes strict Jewish mourning, which puzzles her children. A stranger comes to the house - Ruth's cousin - with a picture of Ruth, age 8, in Berlin, with a woman the cousin says helped Ruth escape. Hannah, Ruth's daughter engaged to a gentile, goes to Berlin to find the woman, Lena Fisher, now 90. Posing as a journalist investigating intermarriage, Hannah interviews Lena who tells the story of a week in 1943 when the Jewish husbands of Aryan women were detained in a building on Rosenstrasse. The women gather daily for word of their husbands. The film goes back and forth to tell Ruth and Lena's story. How will it affect Hannah? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | War

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some violence and brief drug content | See all certifications »

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18 September 2003 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Kvinnorna på Rosenstrasse  »

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Opening Weekend:

$45,024 (USA) (20 August 2004)

Gross:

$732,036 (USA) (7 January 2005)
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The lines quoted in English by Ruth's mother are from the poem "And Death Shall Have No Dominion" by Dylan Thomas, published in Twenty-five Poems (1936), though an earlier version was circulating in 1933. See more »

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References Ein Walzer mit dir (1943) See more »

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Where is the Magic
Lyrics by Cynthia Utterbach
Performed by Cynthia Utterbach
Composed by Jan Peter Klöppel
EDITION PRO DOMO/AMBOSS FILM UND MUSIKVERLAG
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A very touching film
18 July 2015 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a Jewish daughter of a WWII survivor, who travels from New York to Germany to uncover her mother's secret and traumatic past.

"Rosenstrasse" tells the periphery of a very dark part of modern history. As a result, it is not as grim as I thought it would be. In fact, it is a very touching film. Ruth and Lena, and also the women of Rosenstrasse exhibit positivity, unwavering hope and unconditional love during the dark times in Germany, and it is deeply moving. It showcases the best of humanity, and offer a glimmer of hope in a time that is unimaginable to people nowadays. The ending is very poignant, and moved me so much. I enjoyed watching "Rosenstrasse".


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