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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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Story set during WWII. Focusing on the Rosenstrasse protest in Berlin in 1943.

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Fabian Fischer
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Luis Marquez
Carola Regnier ...
Rachel Rosenbauer
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Marian
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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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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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18 September 2003 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Kvinnorna på Rosenstrasse  »

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Opening Weekend:

€122,149 (Italy) (1 February 2004)

Gross:

$732,036 (USA) (9 January 2005)
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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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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 movie to remember
11 August 2005 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

This was a wonderful film. How these women tried to save their husbands. I thought that the performances of the actors were great. I had to think about the film for a very long time. I think that every student should see this film so that they can think about war, relationships, friendship and love. I liked the film because it told and showed me how strong love can be. I wish I could be so strong as a woman. I really liked it because it told me something about relationships and that is what I like to see in a movie. I think you can compare the film with Der Untergang, The pianist. If you put these three films together, you have a great sight of what happened during the war. We should remember something like the war forever.


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