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Rosa Luxemburg

Die Geduld der Rosa Luxemburg

Directed by Margarethe von Trotta
West Germany, Czechoslovakia, 1986
Biography, Drama
  • German
  • English


Polish socialist and Marxist Rosa Luxemburg works tirelessly in the service of revolution in early 20th century Poland and Germany. While Luxemburg campaigns for her beliefs, she is repeatedly imprisoned as she forms the Spartacist League offering a new vision for Germany.

Our take

Directed by Margarethe von Trotta, a leading figure in the New German Cinema, this story of a revolutionary socialist is another of her portraits of women at the political forefront. Featuring an outstanding performance by Barbara Sukowa, winner of the Best Actress award at Cannes.

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Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1986 | Winner: Best Actress

German Film Awards

1986 | 2 wins including: Outstanding Feature Film (Gold)

1986 | 3 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Gold)

Critics reviews

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.
May 01, 1987
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