Margarethe von Trotta

Margarethe von Trotta

Highest Rated: 100% Rosa Luxemburg (1986)

Lowest Rated: 56% Rosenstraße (2003)

Birthday: Feb 21, 1942

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Perhaps the best known female director to emerge from the New German Cinema, Von Trotta began her career as a stage actress and, in the late 1960s, appeared in films by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Volker Schlondorff (she married the latter in 1971). She then co-scripted (and narrated) Schlondorff's "The Sudden Wealth of the Poor People of Kombach" (1971), turned in a precise, riveting performance in the lead role of "Coup de Grace" (1974) and co-directed "The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum" (1975) with her husband. Von Trotta made an impressive solo directing debut with "The Re-awakening of Christa Klages" (1977). The film introduces many of the themes that recur in her later work: the complexities of female bonding; the dimensions and dilemmas of liberalism; and the uses and effects of violence.

Highest rated movies

Gods of the Plague
The American Soldier




91% 75% Searching for Ingmar Bergman Director $31.0K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forget About Nick Director - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misplaced World Director,
- 2015
88% 75% Hannah Arendt Director,
$714.4K 2012
83% 71% Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen Director,
$431.9K 2009
No Score Yet 0% I Am the Other Woman Director - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Other Woman Director - 2004
56% 67% Rosenstraße Director,
$732.0K 2003
71% 75% The Promise Director,
$72.1K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Felix Director - 1988
100% 54% Rosa Luxemburg Director,
- 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sheer Madness Director,
- 1983
83% No Score Yet Heller Wahn Director - 1983
No Score Yet 67% Marianne and Juliane Director,
- 1981
No Score Yet 82% Sisters, or the Balance of Happiness Director,
- 1979
No Score Yet 75% The Second Awakening of Christa Klages Director,
- 1977
No Score Yet 77% Coup de Grace Sophie de Reval (Character) - 1976
88% 84% The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum Writer - 1975
No Score Yet 80% Baal Sophie (Character) - 1970
77% 55% The American Soldier Zimmermädchen (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sudden Wealth of the Poor People of Kombach Sophie (Character) - 1970
80% 45% Gods of the Plague Margarethe (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsonists AnkaIris Berben: Iris (Character) - 1969