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Rosenstrasse (2004)



Critic Consensus: Thoughtful drama marred by structural problems.

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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

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (29)

Not uninteresting, and it is very nicely performed, although you'll strain to learn from the movie the history on which it is based and struggle futilely to get inside the motivations of its characters.

December 12, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

The trite framework, static staging and unemotional acting render this a most forgettable Holocaust tale.

December 3, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Succeeds as a testament to the power of love and, in particular, as a tribute to brave women.

October 29, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A Holocaust drama that proves it's possible to make a minor movie about a major subject.

October 22, 2004 | Rating: C+

The film opens a window into the fact that not all good Germans were cowed during those dark times.

October 14, 2004 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Some of the choices made here are more befitting a Lifetime movie of the week.

October 14, 2004

Audience Reviews for Rosenstrasse


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.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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 Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer


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 Mercer
Christopher Mercer

Super Reviewer

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