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(Rosa Luxemburg)

A poignatn dramatization of the person and political struggles of Spartacist leader Rosa Luxemburg, whose passionate pursuit of justice caused her to be imprisoned throughout her life and eventually murdered.


Margarethe von Trotta ranks among the most important female directors in German cinema since the 1970s, during which time she also made a name for herself as an actress. Today primarily active as a screenwriter and director, her most well-known films include: THE LOST HONOR OF KATHARINA BLUM (DIE VERLORENE EHRE DER KATHARINA BLUM, 1975, in co-direction with Volker Schlöndorff), THE SECOND AWAKENING OF CHRISTA KLAGES (DAS ZWEITE ERWACHEN DER CHRISTA KLAGES, 1977), SISTERS OR THE BALANCE OF HAPPINESS (SCHWESTERN ODER DIE BALANCE DES GLÜCKS, 1979), MARIANNE AND JULIANE (DIE BLEIERNE ZEIT, 1981), SHEER MADNESS (HELLER WAHN, 1983), ROSA LUXEMBURG (1985), THE AFRICAN WOMAN (DIE RÜCKKEHR, 1990), THE LONG SILENCE (IL LUNGO SILENZIO, 1993), THE PROMISE (DAS VERSPRECHEN, 1994), ROSENSTRASSE (2003), I AM THE OTHER WOMAN (ICH BIN DIE ANDERE, 2006), VISION (2009), HANNAH ARENDT (2012), FORGET ABOUT NICK (2017), and her first documentary SEARCHING FOR INGMAR BERGMAN (2018), among others.
Genre History, Drama, Biopic
Category Feature
Year of Production 1985
Director Margarethe von Trotta
Screenplay Margarethe von Trotta
Cinematography Franz Rath
Dagmar Hirtz
Cast Daniel Olbrychski, Barbara Sukowa, Otto Sander
Producer Eberhard Junkersdorf
Production Company Bioskop Film/Munich, in co-production with Filmverlag der Autoren/Leipzig, Ziegler Film
Length 123 min
Festivals Miami 2010
Awards German Film Award 1986
German Distributor STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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