Rosa Luxemburg (film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Margarethe von Trotta|
|Produced by||Eberhard Junkersdorf
|Written by||Margarethe von Trotta|
|Editing by||Dagmar Hirtz|
|Running time||123 minutes|
Rosa Luxemburg (German: Die Geduld der Rosa Luxemburg) is a 1986 West German drama film directed by Margarethe von Trotta. It was entered into the 1986 Cannes Film Festival where Barbara Sukowa won the award for Best Actress. Moreover the film received the German Film Award (Bundesfilmpreis) for being considered 1986's best feature film.
Polish socialist and marxist Rosa Luxemburg dreams about revolution during the era of German Wilhelminism. While Luxemburg campaigns relentlessly for her beliefs, getting repeatedly imprisoned in Germany as well as in Poland, lovers and comrades betray her until the ambitious leader is assassinated after World War I in 1919.
- 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
- Jan Biczycki as August Bebel
- Karin Baal as Mathilde Jacob
- Winfried Glatzeder as Paul Levi
- Regina Lemnitz as Gertrud
- Barbara Lass as Rosa's mother
- Dayna Drozdek as Rosa, 6 years old
- Henryk Baranowski as Josef, Rosa's brother
- Patrizia Lazreg as Josef's daughter
- Charles Régnier as Jean Jaures
Miss von Trotta's film, with a fine, soberly intelligent performance by Barbara Sukowa (the seductive star of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Lola), is a first-rate introduction to an extremely complicated personality. It's necessarily simplified, as well as biased on behalf of those aspects of Luxemburg that will speak most clearly to today's audiences.
- "Festival de Cannes: Rosa Luxemburg". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-07-10.
- .Rosa Luxemburg (1986) FILM: 'ROSA LUXEMBURG,' NEW LIGHT ON EARLY LEFTIST
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