GenreBiography, Drama, History ScreenplayMargarethe von Trotta LanguageGerman
WriterMargarethe von Trotta Release date10 April 1986 (1986-04-10) Initial releaseApril 10, 1986 (West Germany) CastBarbara Sukowa (Rosa Luxemburg), Daniel Olbrychski (Leo Jogiches), Otto Sander (Karl Liebknecht), Hannes Jaenicke (Kostja Zetkin), Karin Baal (Mathilde Jacob), Winfried Glatzeder (Paul Levi) Similar moviesThe 33, The Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas Buyers Club, The Theory of Everything, Straight Outta Compton, Black Mass
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Rosa Luxemburg (German: Die Geduld der Rosa Luxemburg) is a 1986 West German drama film directed by Margarethe von Trotta. The film received the 1986 German Film Award for Best Feature Film (Bester Spielfilm), and Barbara Sukowa won the Cannes Film Festival's Best Actress Award and the German Film Award for Best Actress for her performance as Rosa Luxemburg.
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, she spars with lovers and comrades until the ambitious leader is assassinated by Freikorps for her leadership in the Spartacist uprising 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 Jaurès
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.