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Rosa Luxemburg (12A) S

22 Jul 2019

Directed by

Margarethe von Trotta

Rosa Luxemburg

Von Trotta's remarkable biopic explores 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, Marxist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) formed the famous Spartacist League, late the Communist Party Of Germany before her murder in Berlin in aged 47. The film traces Luxemburg's political and moral development from journalist and author to dissenter from the party line and imprisoned activist. Portrayed masterfully by von Trotta regular Barbara Sukowa, Luxemburg's character comes alive on screen with more depth and complexity than her public image as a militant revolutionary might lead us believe.