Critics Consensus

Thoughtful drama marred by structural problems.



Total Count: 62


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1,105
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Movie Info

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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Katja Riemann
as Lena Fischer
Maria Schrader
as Hannah Weinstein
Doris Schade
as Lena Fischer (age 90)
Jutta Lampe
as Ruth Weinstein (age 60)
Svea Lohde
as Ruth (age 8)
Jürgen Vogel
as Arthur von Eschenbach
Martin Feifel
as Fabian Fischer
Fedja van Huêt
as Luis Marquez
Carola Regnier
as Rachel Rosenbauer
Thekla Reuten
as Klara Singer
Jutta Wachowiak
as Mrs. Goldberg
Jan Decleir
as Nathan Goldberg
Lena Stolze
as Ruth's Mother
Edwin de Vries
as Erika's Father
Carine Crutzen
as Erika's Mother
Rainer Strecker
as SS Soldier Schneider
Peter Ender
as Schupo `Franz'
Roland Silbernagl
as Jewish Orderly
Hans Peter Hallwachs
as Eschenbach's Father
Gaby Dohm
as Eschenbach's Mother
Isolde Barth
as Fabian's Mother
Fritz Lichtenhahn
as Fabian's Father
Martin Wuttke
as Geobbels
Hans Kremer
as SS-Officer
Wolfgang Pregler
as Mr. Muller
Claudia Rieschel
as Klara's Colleague
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Critic Reviews for Rosenstrasse

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Audience Reviews for Rosenstrasse

  • Sep 05, 2010
    I do have a thing for movies about Nazi Germany, I admit it. This one is really, really good. It also, I believe, was based on a true most of them.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 11, 2009
    Very hard to get into because you switch in time so many times, but it is well worth it. Beautifully acted and well put together. Loved it.
    Leigh R Super Reviewer
  • Mar 19, 2007
    Part of my post-war German film course. This is a very good WW-II era film, which focuses on an event I wasn't aware of and I don't think has been covered before, so right out of the gate, the concept is at least totally unique. Its a very definably German film about the protest of German women whose Jewish husbands have been imprisoned around 1943 (I think this was the year, might have been '42). It has a decidedly feminist agenda, but I don't see how this can be avoided considering the nature of the story. In the end, its a pretty powerful, emotional tale that contains a great performance by Katja Riemann and the work of clearly talented director. It comes off as somewhat by the numbers, but I think it would be very, very hard not to like this film. It just has a universal resonance, and it is quite well done, and respectful to the subject matter.
    Christopher M Super Reviewer

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