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Rosenstrasse (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama, War | 18 September 2003 (Germany)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katja Riemann ... Lena Fischer - age 33
Maria Schrader ... Hannah Weinstein
Doris Schade Doris Schade ... Lena Fischer - age 90
Jutta Lampe Jutta Lampe ... Ruth Weinstein - age 60
Svea Lohde Svea Lohde ... Ruth Weinstein - age 8
Jürgen Vogel ... Arthur von Eschenbach
Martin Feifel ... Fabian Fischer
Fedja van Huêt ... Luis Marquez
Carola Regnier Carola Regnier ... Rachel Rosenbauer
Plien van Bennekom Plien van Bennekom ... Marian
Romijn Conen ... Ben
Julia Eggert Julia Eggert ... Emily
Thekla Reuten ... Klara Singer
Jutta Wachowiak ... Frau Goldberg
Jan Decleir ... Nathan Goldberg
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Storyline

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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Trivia

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 »

Soundtracks

Und wieder geht ein schöner Tag zu Ende
Composed by Gerhard Winkler
Lyrics by Bruno Elsner
© 1937 by WIENER BOHÈME VERLAG GMBH
(BMG MUSIC PUBLISHING GERMANY), München
From the CD "Ich träum' von einer Stunde"
Courtesy of UBM MEDIA GMBH
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i was not to happy with seeing this movie at first but absolutely overwhelmed at the end!!!
9 February 2006 | by boulafendisSee all my reviews

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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Country:

Germany | Netherlands

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

18 September 2003 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Kvinnorna på Rosenstrasse See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$734,519

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,075,609
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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