German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta directs the war drama Rosenstrasse, based on the plight of "mixed marriages" between Jewish men and non-Jewish women during the Holocaust. In contemporary New York, Jewish matriarch Ruth (Jutta Lampe) practices Orthodox mourning traditions for her late husband, to the dismay of her daughter Hannah (Maria Schrader). At the wake, Ruth's cousin Rachel (Carola Regnier) tells Hannah some family secrets that send curious Hannah over to Berlin. She searches out 90-year-old Lena Fischer (Doris Schade), who cared for Ruth during WWII. Flashbacks recall the events of 1943,when Jewish husbands were rounded up and kept in a house on a street called Rosenstrasse. Lena (played by Katja Riemann as a young woman) joins a group of other wives for a week-long protest, where she meets an abandoned seven-year-old named Ruth (played by Svea Lohde as a girl). Rosenstrasse was shown in competition at the 2003 Venice International Film Festival.
Side #1 -- 1. Start [7:52] 2. Luis [6:32] 3. Cousin Rachel [3:41] 4. Mother [3:28] 5. Needing to Know [3:59] 6. Aryan Wife [2:38] 7. Fabian Israel Fischer [7:04] 8. Berlin [4:43] 9. Listening to Lena [3:32] 10. Outside the Rosenstrasse [7:37] 11. Recital [7:09] 12. Plea to Father [6:10] 13. Helga Lehmann [1:42] 14. Secrets & Lies [4:48] 15. Memorial [2:01] 16. New Arrival [4:05] 17. The Face in the Window [3:10] 18. A Dangerous Favor [1:26] 19. Berlin Is Bombed [2:44] 20. Unexpected Kindness [5:12] 21. Riot [1:31] 22. Attempted Access [2:55] 23. Aid From a Nazi [2:38] 24. Cruelty in High Places [2:43] 25. "Murder" [2:14] 26. Lena's Sacrifice [5:52] 27. The Seventh Day [9:25] 28. Reconcilation [12:07]
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I first heard of this story when my sister was in the play, and was very excited to see the movie at an international film festival. I thought it would never make it to regular American DVD's! I liked the movie better than the play because it relates the holocaust story to modern-day descendants. However, I thought there were a few loose ends in the movie that I would have liked explained. But it'll make a great gift for my sister (and one for me, of course).