Sandra Hüller’s Rose Starts Filming in Austria and Germany Next Month

Sandra Hüller is not slowing down anytime soon! The filming of the actress’ period drama movie ‘Rose’ starts in Austria and Germany next month. Markus Schleinzer is directing the project based on a screenplay he wrote with Alexander Brom.

Set in the 17th century after the Thirty Years’ War, the film will feature Hüller as the titular Rose, an enigmatic soldier who emerges in an isolated Protestant village. Rose claims to be the heir to a long-abandoned estate. As she tries to integrate into the village society and considers an arranged marriage with a local farmer’s daughter, her true identity comes into question—both the villagers and an old servant living on the estate doubt her story. Hüller’s character is inspired by numerous documented accounts of women disguising themselves as men throughout European history.

Schleinzer and Brom previously wrote the historical drama ‘Angelo,’ which revolves around an African slave boy selected by a European countess to be baptized and educated in the early 18th century. As Angelo grows into adulthood, he gains prominence and becomes the Viennese court mascot, but his decision to secretly marry a white woman alters his fate. Schleinzer made his directorial debut with the thriller drama ‘Michael,’ which depicts five months in the life of a pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement.

Hüller portrayed Maren in ‘Two to One,’ which follows a family in East Germany discovering millions in soon-to-be-worthless East German currency during the 1990s reunification and taking what they can carry. The actress had a busy 2023 as she appeared in two of the year’s most acclaimed movies. In ‘Anatomy of a Fall,’ she played Sandra, a woman suspected of murdering her husband, with their half-blind son facing a moral dilemma as the main witness. Hüller was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the French courtroom drama.

Hüller starred in Jonathan Glazer’s ‘The Zone of Interest’ as Hedwig Höss, the wife of Auschwitz commander Rudolf Höss. Loosely based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Martin Amis, the film delves into the lives of Rudolf Höss and Hedwig, who reside with their family in a home adjacent to the concentration camp in the “Zone of Interest.”

Recent projects originating from Austria include the period drama ‘Shardlake.’ On the other hand, Germany previously hosted Hüller for the shooting of several films, including the acclaimed ‘Toni Erdmann’ and Netflix’s ‘Munich: The Edge of War.’

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