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“Blogging in Paris”
Blogging in Paris



I really enjoyed this excellent movie that takes place at the end of WWII in Berlin, Germany, called Rosenstrasse, by Margarethe von Trotta. Rosenstrasse is a street in Berlin where the Jewish spouses of German wives were jailed, before being sent to concentration camps. The story focuses on a German pianist born into a noble family who falls in love with a Jewish violinist, and all the things she goes through when she tries to get him out of Rosenstrasse.
Actually, the script is quite complex and several stories that are developped and the movie is built on flashbacks that take us back and forth from modern times to 1943 Rosenstrasse. The actors and actresses are remarkable and the fact that they are not well-known adds to the reality of the events depicted.
If you get a chance to see it, don’t miss it.

More about the Rosenstrasse events


5 thoughts on “Rosenstrasse

  1. Thanks for the tip. From your photo it looks like it is on DVD. Can you believe I do not own a DVD player? Sometime when I rent films I play them off my computer, but I’d rather stretch out on the couch and watch a film.

  2. The DVD I watched was in German, with French subtitles. There was also a dubbed French version. If you find a place to rent the DVD in the US, no doubt there’ll be the German version with English subtitles.

  3. This really sounds like a great movie. I’ll have to see if Netflix has it. Did you ever see “Amalie”…I think I spelled it correctly. We watched it with the English subtitles and it was SUCH a great and cute movie, filmed in Paris.

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