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Barbara Sukowa

Barbara Sukowa
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Nationality German
Birth 2 february 1950 (70 years) at Bremen (German)
Awards Bavarian Order of Merit

Barbara Sukowa (born 2 February 1950) is a German theatre and film actress. She is best known for her work with Rainer Werner Fassbinder as well as her work with Margarethe von Trotta which spans over 3 decades and 7 films.


Sukowa was born in Bremen, Germany. She is married to the artist and director Robert Longo, with whom she has performed as a singer. She has three sons, one from her earlier marriage to Hans-Michael Rehberg, one from her relationship with Daniel Olbrychski and one from her marriage to Robert Longo.

Best films

The Sicilian (1987)
Hannah Arendt (2012)

Usually with

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Filmography of Barbara Sukowa (30 films)

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Gloria Bell, 1h42
Directed by Sebastián Lelio
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Michael Cera, Caren Pistorius, Sean Astin, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Roles Melinda
Rating62% 3.145883.145883.145883.145883.14588
Gloria Bell est une femme mûre divorcée. Ses enfants ont quitté la maison mais elle n'a aucune envie de passer ses jours et ses nuits seule. Déterminée à défier l'âge et la solitude, elle s'embarque dans un tourbillon de fêtes dans des boîtes de nuit de Los Angeles à la recherche d'une jeunesse perdue.
Atomic Blonde
Directed by David Leitch, David Leitch
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors John Goodman, Charlize Theron, Sofia Boutella, James McAvoy, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan
Roles Coroner
Rating66% 3.3450453.3450453.3450453.3450453.345045
De retour de mission à Berlin, l'agent secret Lorraine Broughton raconte la façon dont elle a accompli sa mission. Elle se trouve en présence de Gray, officier du MI6, et de Kurzfeld, officier de la CIA.
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe, 1h46
Directed by Maria Schrader
Origin German
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about writers
Actors Josef Hader, Barbara Sukowa, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Nicolau Breyner, Tómas Lemarquis, Vincent Nemeth
Roles Friderike Zweig
Rating67% 3.3989353.3989353.3989353.3989353.398935
Les dernières années de la vie de l'écrivain autrichien Stefan Zweig, de son arrivée au Brésil en 1936 à son suicide dans le même pays le 22 février 1942, en quelques scènes situées également à Buenos Aires pour une session du PEN Club ainsi qu'à New York.
Hannah Arendt, 1h53
Directed by Margarethe von Trotta
Origin German
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about writers, Philosophie, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Barbara Sukowa, Janet McTeer, Nicholas Woodeson, Julia Jentsch, Axel Milberg, Megan Gay
Roles Hannah Arendt
Rating70% 3.549153.549153.549153.549153.54915
As the film opens Eichmann has been captured in South America. It is revealed that he escaped there via the "rat line" and with forged papers. Arendt, now a professor in New York, volunteers to write about the trial for The New Yorker and is given the assignment. Observing the trial, she is impressed by how ordinary and mediocre Eichmann appears. She had expected someone scary, a monster, and he does not seem to be that. In a cafe conversation in which the Faust story is raised it is mentioned that Eichmann is not in any way a Mephisto (the devil). Returning to New York, Arendt has massive piles of transcripts to go through. Her husband has a brain aneurysm, almost dying, and causing her further delay. She continues to struggle with how Eichmann rationalized his behavior through platitudes about bureaucratic loyalty, and that he was just doing his job. When her material is finally published, it immediately creates enormous controversy, resulting in angry phone calls and a falling out from her old friend, Hans Jonas.
Veronika Decides to Die, 1h40
Directed by Emily Young
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about suicide, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Sarah Michelle Prinze, Jonathan Tucker, Erika Christensen, Melissa Leo, David Thewlis, Erica Gimpel
Roles Mom
Rating63% 3.19793.19793.19793.19793.1979
After attempting suicide, Veronika (Sarah Michelle Gellar) awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.
Vision – From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen, 1h51
Directed by Margarethe von Trotta
Genres Drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Barbara Sukowa, Heino Ferch, Hannah Herzsprung, Sunnyi Melles, Lena Stolze, Alexander Held
Roles Hildegard von Bingen
Rating64% 3.2481553.2481553.2481553.2481553.248155
In Vision, New German Cinema auteur Margarethe von Trotta (Marianne and Julianne, Rosa Luxemburg and Rosentrasse) tells the story of Hildegard of Bingen (Barbara Sukowa) the famed 12th century Benedictine nun, Christian mystic, composer, philosopher, playwright, physician, poet, naturalist, scientist and ecological activist. Hildegard was a multi-talented, fully grounded, highly intelligent woman who was forced to hide her light. The modern world's first female rebel who re-transmitted her visions to the world for the greater glory of God and mankind. Regine Pernoud has called Hildegard “the inspired conscience of the 12th century,” the “Prophetissa Teutonica” and the “Jewel of Bingen.” Pope John Paul II has called her “a light to her people and for her time, she continues to shine even more brightly today.
Vision – From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen, 1h50
Directed by Margarethe von Trotta
Origin German
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about religion
Actors Barbara Sukowa, Heino Ferch, Hannah Herzsprung, Alexander Held, Lena Stolze, Paula Kalenberg
Roles Hildegard von Bingen
Rating64% 3.2481553.2481553.2481553.2481553.248155
À huit ans, Hildegarde de Bingen est envoyée par ses parents à l'abbaye de Disibodenberg ; elle reçoit l'éducation de Jutta von Sponheim et est initiée à la médecine et à l'herboristerie. Lorsque Jutta meurt, elle lui succède comme abbesse et enseigne aux religieuses la théologie, la médecine et la botanique. Un jour, elle confesse au moine Volmar, qu'elle a eu des visions religieuses ; il en informe son abbé qui le rapporte à l'évêque de Mayence. Une commission vérifie l'exactitude des visions et se retire. Seul le pape peut juger. Il demande au grand théologien Bernard de Clairvaux de la rencontrer. Ce dernier croit aux visions et conseille le pape ; Hildegarde peut désormais écrire et publier ses visions.
Romance & Cigarettes, 1h45
Directed by John Turturro
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Steve Buscemi, Bobby Cannavale, Mandy Moore
Roles Gracie
Rating62% 3.148743.148743.148743.148743.14874
Nick Murder (James Gandolfini) is an iron worker who has been married for years to Kitty (Susan Sarandon), who works as a seamstress and is the mother of Nick's three daughters. While Nick loves his wife, his head is turned by Tula (Kate Winslet), a sexy lingerie salesgirl, and soon they're having a passionate affair. When Kitty discovers the infidelity, she becomes enraged and kicks him out, forcing him to decide what he really wants from life and what's most important to him. Along the way, many of the characters periodically turn to their favorite songs to explain and amplify their emotions, singing along with the original recordings in the style of Dennis Potter.
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, 1h44
Directed by Jill Sprecher
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Alan Arkin, John Turturro, Clea DuVall, Amy Irving, Rob McElhenney
Roles Helen
Rating69% 3.4986853.4986853.4986853.4986853.498685
The film is divided into 13 vignettes, each prefaced by an aphorism. Set in New York City, the story revolves around ambitious district attorney Troy, who is stricken with guilt following a hit and run accident in which he injures Beatrice, an idealistic cleaning woman who, forced to reassess her life during her recuperation, finds herself thinking more like her cynical co-worker Dorrie. Midlevel insurance claims manager Gene, unable to cope with his son's downward spiral into drug addiction, is rankled by an unrelentingly cheerful staff member and suffers pangs of regret after firing him without just cause. College physics professor Walker, trying to cope with a midlife crisis, becomes romantically involved with a colleague, an infidelity his wife Patricia is forced to face when his wallet, stolen in a mugging, is mailed to their home and she discovers incriminating evidence inside it.
Urbania (2000)
, 1h43
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Dan Futterman, Paige Turco, Samuel Ball, Josh Hamilton, Matt Keeslar, Alan Cumming
Roles Clara - The Married Woman
Rating67% 3.396713.396713.396713.396713.39671
Urbania follows Charlie (Dan Futterman) through a sleepless night. After an unsuccessful bout of masturbation to the sound of his upstairs neighbors having sex, he prowls the streets looking for a man he saw several months earlier. The implication is that he's had a one night stand with the man, cheating on his boyfriend Chris (Matt Keeslar). This is reinforced by several phone calls Charlie places, leaving messages on Chris' answering machine. As he's walking, he has momentary flashes akin to hallucinations or waking dreams: a man's mouth; a bottle breaking; a man with a blood-stained shirt.
Cradle Will Rock, 2h12
Directed by Tim Robbins
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers, Films about television, Political films
Actors Hank Azaria, Joan Cusack, John Cusack, Cary Elwes, Rubén Blades, Angus Macfadyen
Roles Sophie Silvano
Rating67% 3.399413.399413.399413.399413.39941
The film begins with a long tracking shot focusing on a destitute young woman named Olive Stanton (Emily Watson). She is sleeping illegally in a theater, being awakened and kicked out. The shot continues as she slowly walks down the street following the sound of the song Nickel Under My Foot. When she arrives at the source of the music, the camera pans up the side of the building and moves inside where we are introduced to the playwright Marc Blitzstein (Hank Azaria), who is attempting to write the songs and put together the musical The Cradle Will Rock. Acting as Blitzstein’s conscience/mentors are a vision of his deceased wife and, later, an imaginary Bertolt Brecht. Brecht was a radical playwright who stressed the importance of breaking down the wall between the audience and actors.
The Third Miracle, 1h59
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors Ed Harris, Anne Heche, Barbara Sukowa, Caterina Scorsone, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Charles Haid
Roles Helen O’Regan
Rating65% 3.29713.29713.29713.29713.2971
In Bystrica, Slovakia in 1944, near the end of World War II, an Allied bombing raid causes a tiny girl to pray for deliverance.
Nightworld: Lost Souls, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors John Savage, Barbara Sukowa, Richard Lintern, Ted Rusoff, Jean-François Wolff, Christian Erickson
Roles Sheila Robinson
Rating53% 2.673152.673152.673152.673152.67315
Victor Robinson has just moved into a country home with his family. When his son, Jesse, finds an old Edison invention and begins to play it, he hears the sounds of children laughing and playing. This is followed by Victor's autistic 12-year-old daughter, Meaghan, painting and singing; this is surrounded by strange occurrences around the house. When Victor discovers that two children were murdered in the area years before, he believes they are trying to contact him; he also believes that their neighbor is responsible for the murders.