Switzerland, 2013


Cobra Film, Swiss-German, 103mins


Les Arcs, Thessaloniki, Moscow IFF, Solothurn Filmtage 


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Lorenz, a successful gay author suffering acute writers’ block, has to return home to his hometown 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. 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.

Cast & Crew

Producer - Susann Rüdlinger

Screenwriter - Marcel Gisler, Rudolf Nadler

Featuring - Sibylle Brunner (Rosie), Fabian Krüger (Lorenz), Sebastian Ledesma (Mario), Judith Hofmann (Sophie), Hans-Rudolf (Markus), Waltraud Margot Gödrös (Twerenbold), Eric Hättenschwiler (Alex), Anna-Katharina Müller (Chantal), Catriona Guggenbühl (Ärztin)

Cinematographer - Sophie Maintigneux

Costume Design - Karl Goelkel

Marcel Gisler

Marcel Gisler


Born in 1960 in Altstätten, Switzerland. Since 1981 lives in Berlin. Studied Drama and Philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin. Since 1985 works as producer, screenwriter, director and as lecturer at various film schools in Switzerland and Germany. 1999 Swiss Film Award, Best Fiction Film for “F. est un salaud”. 2013 Zurich Film Award for “Rosie”. 2015 Swiss film Award, Best Documentary Film for “Electroboy”.

As writer/director:

Tagediebe (1985) [3]
Sleepless Nights (1988) [4]
The blue hour (1993)
Fögi Is a Bastard (1998)
Rosie (2013)
Electroboy (2014)
Mario (2018)