Die Geduld der Rosa Luxemburg (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

Die Geduld der Rosa Luxemburg (1986)

Die Geduld der Rosa Luxemburg

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Rosa Luxemburg was a key figure in founding the German branch of the Communist party near the turn of the century. This well-wrought drama tells her story.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Margarethe von Trotta
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 13, 1994
Runtime:

Cast

Barbara Sukowa
as Rosa Luxemburg
Daniel Olbrychski
as Leo Jogiches
Otto Sander
as Karl Liebknecht
Adelheid Arndt
as Luise Kautsky
Jürgen Holtz
as Karl Kautsky
Doris Schade
as Clara Zetkin
Hannes Jaenicke
as Kostja Zetkin
Karin Baal
as Mathilde Jacob
Barbara Lass
as Rosa's mother
Dagna Drozdek
as Rosa at Age 6
Charles Regnier
as Jean Jaures
Charles Brauer
as Warden, Breslau
Hans Beerhenke
as Ignaz Auer
Klaus Abramowsky
as Arthur Stadthagen
Míla Myslíková
as Julie Bebel
Oldrich Vlach
as Warden, Warsaw
Jan Biczycki
as August Bebel
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Critic Reviews for Die Geduld der Rosa Luxemburg

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Presents an inspiring and impressionistic portrait of the European socialist leader.

Full Review… | August 27, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

June 25, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Full Review… | July 30, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Die Geduld der Rosa Luxemburg

½

Among the many virtues of Rosa Luxemberg is the aesthetic and political sense it makes of the beliefs and behaviour of people who once lived to make a better world. The film personifies the ideals of the radical movements that swept Europe at the turn of the century.

The film directed by perhaps the best-known female director Margarethe von Trotta and featuring Barbara Sukowa as Luxemberg, avoids what might have been mere propaganda, not only to deal with history in all its messy complexities but also portray its heroine as a tragic figure who inadvertently unleashed the forces that destroyed her.

Rosa Luxemberg (1871-1919) was one of the most talented women of her era. Having been born in Russian Poland to a family of wealthy merchants, she became interested in socialism and, at 18, was forced to flee to Switzerland because of her revolutionaty activities.

A symbol of courage and rectitude, she fought against every prejudice and handicap. Born with a deformed foot, Luxemberg walked with a limp , and in the film she refers to herself as a 'lame duck' and was regarded as too young to be a serious political thinker.

Despite its focus on complex theoretical matters, the film however makes numerous transitions from the political to the personal. In one scene, Luxemberg is marched blindfolded into a room and forced to stand against a wall as the order "Fire!" is given. She flinches and her thoughts flash back to her childhood.

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