An undertaker who actually wanted to become an entertainer is now the last companion of those who die lonely deaths in Berlin, and finds his very own way between banality and meaning.
Two eccentric millionaires have been married for 53 years. Kornelius is the dominant one. Adelheid always goes along with everything without objection. Both lead an individualistic, ascetic and sustainable lifestyle and have a mutually symbiotic relationship. Kornelius’ cancer diagnosis abruptly brings home the fragility of life. From then on, Adelheid prepares herself for widowhood. She begins to emancipate herself and wants to become more independent, for she suspects that she will outlive her beloved husband.
Even in a hospice, life goes on. Danka, the institution’s cleaning lady, experiences a lot in the course of her daily life, tidying these 15 rooms overlooking the roofs of Neukölln.There’s a lot of laughter and a lot of smoking, but also a lot of goodbyes. “Fifteen Rooms” is a film about living in a place of dying.