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Rosa Luxemburg (12A)

22 January

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
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Rosa Luxemburg is Margarethe von Trotta’s remarkable biopic of one of the most fascinating figures in modern European political history. Having fought for women’s rights and to revolutionise the state in early 20th century Poland and Germany, the Marxist revolutionary Luxemburg (1871-1919) formed the famous Spartacist League, later the Communist Party of Germany before, after a failed uprising, she was murdered in Berlin aged 47. 

The film traces Luxemburg’s political and moral development from journalist and author to dissenter from the party line and imprisoned pacifist. Portrayed masterfully by von Trotta regular Barbara Sukowa (also known from Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Lola), Luxemburg’s character comes alive on screen with more realistic depth and complexity than her public image as a militant revolutionary might lead us believe. New Digital Restoration

This film will be preceded by a special on-screen introduction from Margarethe von Trotta

With the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery

  • Director Margarethe von Trotta
  • Cast Barbara Sukowa, Daniel Olbrychski, Otto Sander
  • Certificate 12A: moderate threat, language, brief images of real dead bodies
  • Running time 2h3m
  • Country Germany
  • Language subtitles
  • Year of Production 1986
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