A Film by Claudio Franke


Two completely different women, reliant on each other, struggle to get along for one evening. When Rose is released from prison, her former prison guard, the lonesome Marie, offers her a place to sleep and work. They enjoy their first night in Marie’s apartment. But soon it turns out that the two women have completely different plans: Marie tries to lock Rose in a new prison.


  • Picture of Claudio Franke © Hauke Wolf-Voigt

    Claudio Franke

    was born in Coburg (Germany) 1991, worked for companies such as teamWorx and Constantin Film after finishing school. He dropped out of law school in 2011 to completely concentrate on making movies. His company „cgFrankeFilm“ was founded in 2012, his first short DIE PRÜFUNG (THE EXAMINATION) was shot the following year. DIE PRÜFUNG was qualified for the „Shocking Shorts Award“ in 2014 and ran on various international Filmfestivals in six countries. The latest movie ROSE starring Ulrike Folkerts and Isabell Gerschke was co-produced by “Bayerischen Rundfunk“ (German television) and was funded by „FilmFernsehFonds Bayern“. At the moment Franke ist preparing his feature film debut.

Awards + Festivals

  • 37th FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Premiere Saarbrücken, Germany)January 18, 2016
  • MAHARASHTRA INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)March 25, 2016
  • 14th OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oakland, CA, USA)April 5, 2016
  • 11th MONACO CHARITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Yacht Club of Monaco Theater, Monaco)May 7, 2016
    20th NYC PICTURESTART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)June 5, 2016
  • 2nd INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL LANGESUND (Opening Film & Official Selection, Norway)June 7, 2016
  • 08.07.2016 * RIO GENDER & SEXUALITY FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Brasil)July 8, 2016
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Frankfurt a.M., Germany)July 22, 2016
  • 21st NORTH CAROLINA GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)August 12, 2016
  • 21st PORTOBELLO FIM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)September 1, 2016
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA)September 5, 2016
  • 9th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Official Selection, Germany)October 3, 2016
  • 5th SARDINIA QUEER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Sardinia)November 4, 2016
  • 7th QUEER FILM FESTIVAL OLDENBURG (Official Selection, Cine k, Germany)November 5, 2016
  • 5th SMITA PATIL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 10, 2016
  • JETZT ODER NIE - FILMTAGE FRIEDRICHSHAFEN 2017 (Official Selection, Konstanz, Germany)January 21, 2017
  • 12th DURANGO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Durango, Colorado, USA)March 1, 2017
  • 23th INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMWOCHE REGENSBURG (Competition: Bayernfenster, Germany)March 15, 2017
  • 4th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cyprus)May 11, 2017
  • 6th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM NIGHT @ 13th FACE À FACE GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Saint-Etienne, France)November 25, 2017


Claudio Franke
Julian Schneiders
Nina Rühr, Claudio Franke
Director of Photography
Christopher Lorenz
Art Direction
Mona Doberaß
Costume Design
Chantal Hopp
Dominic Titus
Andreas Nicolai
Sound Design
Ana Monte
Adrian Franke


Running Time
Shooting Format
Digital 4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio



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