Das Haus neben den Gleisen

A Film by Nora Fingscheidt
and Simone Catherina Gaul


The women’s shelter in Stuttgart: 50 rooms, 50 residents, 50 destinies – and in the background the rattle of the trains. Sylvia wants to get out of the shelter and back to her own apartment. Carola loves the place like her home, especially her view from the window. Gabi has come to terms with the situation and has started to make art. All women have one thing in common: at one point in their lives they were without a roof over their heads and ended up in a shelter. Encounters with special women in a special place.


  • Picture of Nora Fingscheidt © Nora Fingscheidt

    Nora Fingscheidt

    Nora Fingscheidt (*1983) spent her youth in Germany and Argentina. As a board member of the independent film school filmArche in Berlin she organized international film projects and directed her own short films. From 2007 to 2008 she trained to become an acting coach in Berlin. Since 2008 she has studied feature filmdirecting at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. Her short “Synkope“ was shown at many festivals and nominated for the renowned German Short Film Award (Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis). In 2012 she participated in an exchange program with UCLA in Los Angeles and shot the documentary "Boulevard's End" there in 2013. Since then Nora has been working on both fictional and documentary films. The documentary "Without this world", which was filmed in Argentina, is her graduation film for . Nora is currently working on her debut feature film "Systemsprenger".

  • Picture of Simone Catherina Gaul © Simone Catherina Gaul

    Simone Catherina Gaul

    Simone was born in 1984 in Stuttgart. She is a journalist and filmmaker. Simone studied Romance philology and political sciences in Stuttgart and Paris. After her graduation she continued her studies at the Filmacademy Baden-Württemberg where she realized several short movies and three long documentaries. Her films are shown and awarded at national and international film festivals. Simone lives in Berlin.

Awards + Festivals

  • 18th MADURAI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2016
  • NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS 2016 (Official Selection, USA)December 19, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 11th ETHNOCINECA – INT’L DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL VIENNA 2017 (main programme (no competition), Austria)May 4, 2017


Nora Fingscheidt & Simone Catharina Gaul
Simone Catharina Gaul
Director of Photography
Anne Bolick, Nora Fingscheidt, Simone Catharina Gaul, Julia Höhnemann, Carina Neubohn, Luise Schröder
Nora Fingscheidt, Simone Catharina Gaul, Ana Monte, Leonie Pokutta, Lena Zagikyan
Lena Hatebur
Sound Design
Dominik Leube


Running Time
Shooting Format
HD (Canon 5 D / 70D)
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio



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