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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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Doris Schade ...
Lena Fischer - age 90
Jutta Lampe ...
Svea Lohde ...
Ruth Weinstein - age 8
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Fabian Fischer
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Luis Marquez
Carola Regnier ...
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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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some violence and brief drug content | See all certifications »

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Kvinnorna på Rosenstrasse  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$45,024, 22 August 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$732,036, 9 January 2005
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There are many places mentioned by street name in the movie. Rosenstraße was the site of the welfare office for the Jewish community located in Central Berlin, and this building was where the men were housed. Burgstrasse was the site of the SS Headquarters. PrinzAlbrecht Straße was the site of the Gestapo headquarters. Levetzowstraße was the site of the Liberal Synagogue. It was not destroyed in 1938, but was used in 1941 as one of the central collection points for Jews to be deported to concentration and death camps. See more »

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References Ein Walzer mit dir (1943) See more »

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Sonata for Piano and Violin in A
'Allegretto Moderato' - César Franck (op. 446 198 2)
Courtesy of UNIVERSAL CLASSICS & JAZZ - a division of UNIVERSAL MUSIC GmbH
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i was not to happy with seeing this movie at first but absolutely overwhelmed at the end!!!
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The van trotta movie rosenstrasse is the best movie i have seen in years. i am actually not really interested in films with historical background but with this she won my interest for that time!!

the only annoying thing about the movie have been the scenes in new york, and the impression i had of "trying to be as American as possible" ... which i think has absolutely failed.

the scenes in the back really got to my heart. the German actress katja riemann completely deserved her award. she is one of the most impressing actress i have ever seen. in future i will watch more of her movies. great luck for me that i am a native German speaking =) and only for a year in the us, so as soon as i am back i'll buy some riemann dvds.

so to all out there who have not seen this movie yet: WATCH IT!!! i think it would be too long to describe what it is all about yet, especially all the flash backs and switches of times are hard to explain, but simply watcxh it, you will be zesty!!!!!!!


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