Rosa Luxemburg is a compelling drama by German director Margarethe von Trotta about one of socialism's central and most important figures. She was murdered in 1919 by paramilitaries acting on the instructions of the reformist Social Democratic Party.

Rosa Luxemburg is played by Barbara Sukowa. Her fine performance earned her the Best Actress award at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival.

The film also won the German Film award for best feature film of 1986.


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