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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

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the Rosenstraße protest, which took place in early 1943 when the Nazis wanted to round up the last Jews in Berlin, but were resisted by the victims' relatives. See more »

Connections

References Ein Walzer mit dir (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Just One of Those Things
Composed by Cole Porter
Performed by Cynthia Utterbach
Arrangement by Jan Peter Klöppel
Published by HARMS INC.
Courtesy of CHAPPELL & CO GMBH & CO KG c/o WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC GMBH UND CO KG GERMANY
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A very touching film
18 July 2015 | by Gordon-11See 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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