Rose is set over the course of a week in Autumn 1997. A tourist bus departs from Aalborg heading for Paris. On the bus, Inger (Sofie Gråbøl), her sister Ellen (Lene Maria Christensen) and brother-in-law Vagn (Anders W. Berthelsen) sit with a group of happy Northern Jutlanders, including deputy school inspector Skelbæk (Søren Malling), who have no idea of what the next week will bring.
The bus, led by tour guide Ole (Peter Gantzler), has hardly reached the Jutland motorway before Inger starts to draw everyone else into her mental illness, which puts a damper on things. But, upon arrival in Paris, it becomes clear that Inger has a hidden agenda.
Niels Arden Oplev said: “Rose is the story of sisters Inger and Ellen, and how their relationship is challenged on a bus trip to Paris, which develops in both touching and involuntarily comic and dramatic directions. It is a film about caring and loving each other despite our differences.
Rose is slated to receive a theatrical premiere in late summer 2021.