Thursday, December 10, 2015

Rosa Luxemburg (1986)

New Yorker Films
Directed by Margarethe von Trotta
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
(VHS, New Yorker)

Meticulous account of the life of a Polish-born German socialist trying, and failing, to stop her country from waging two world wars. Her love affairs with fellow activists also suffer from her devotion to the cause. This dense political drama requires a working knowledge of German history to be fully appreciated, but the skill of Barbara Sukowa in the lead role is undeniable.

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