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ROSIE

by Marcel Gisler

synopsis

Lorenz Meran, (40) a successful gay author suffering acute writers' block, has to leave Berlin and return to eastern Switzerland to provide care for his aged mother, Rosie. When he finds himself confronted with the fact that fun-loving Rosie refuses both outside assistance and a care home, he discovers that he is stuck fast in his small home town of Altstätten. But it is not only his mother's battle against being dictated to and losing her dignity that he is struggling with. It's also his own midlife crisis. And when long-kept secrets are suddenly revealed under the tensions of family dynamics, Lorenz almost fails to notice that love is knocking on the front door of his parent's house…

original title: Rosie
country: Switzerland
sales agent: Film Republic
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Marcel Gisler
film run: 106'
release date: CH 30/05/2013
screenplay: Marcel Gisler, Rudolf Nadler
cast: Fabian Krüger, Sibylle Brunner, Judith Hofmann, Sebastian Ledesma
cinematography by: Sophie Maintigneux
film editing: Bettina Böhler
art director: Karin Giezendanner
costumes designer: Karl Goelkel
producer: Susann Rüdlinger
production: Cobra Films AG, SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
backing: Media Programme
distributor: Look Now!
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