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Rosenstrasse (2003)  link to Rosenstrasse on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 464

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IMDb Rating:
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6.8/10 (2025 votes)

Country: German, 136 minutes

Spoken Languages: German

Genre(s): Drama, War

Director(s): Margarethe von Trotta

Cast: Katja Riemann (as Lena Fischer - age 33), Maria Schrader (as Hannah Weinstein), Jürgen Vogel (as Arthur von Eschenbach), Fedja van Huêt (as Luis Marquez), Romijn Conen (as Ben)

Medium: Original DVD,

Subtitles: English

Plot Outline: 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?

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1

Apr 26, 2017