Rosenstrasse Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for Rosenstrasse the Movie

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Fact-based account of a forgotten incident of heroism in WWII Germany. When remaining Jews of Berlin are rounded up for deportation to death camps in 1943, those married to non-Jewish women, or children of such couples are diverted to temporary prison on Rosenstrasse ("Street of Roses"). Many of the detainees' wives gather outside prison to show support to families inside and demand their release. After several days of quiet courageous protest, prisoners were released and saved from gas chambers. Film tells this story through families directly involved in event. Moving and well-acted retelling of lost piece of history.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on DVD
Running time 136 minutes.
Originally from German, Dutch.

Cast and Crew

World War II, The Holocaust, Women, Nazis & Other Paramilitary Slugs, Period Piece: 1940s
Margarethe von Trotta, Pamela Katz
Katja Riemann, Maria Schrader, Martin Feifel, Jutta Lampe, Doris Schade, Fredja Van Huet, Carola Regnier, Jan Decleir, Thekla Reuten, Lena Stolze, Isolde Barth, Martin Wuttke, Jurgen Vogel, Svea Lohde, Jutta Wachowiak, Nina Kunzendorf
Jan Betke
Margarethe von Trotta
Loek Dikker
Eric Rueff, Corina Dietz, Ursula Eggert, Heike Bauersfeld

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