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WHAT IF (WO SIE IST)

WHAT IF
© Paul Becht

It’s the year 2184 and big data is omnipresent. A sophisticated system has been developed to analyze people. Perfect partner recommendations have become the norm. But Achille wants to find a partner by himself. However, in a society where matchmaking has been systematic for generations, it seems impossible to convince a woman on his own. People would rather rely on big data than their own potentially faulty intuition. But Achille’s human desires seem absurd in this efficiency-oriented world. When he goes in search of that spontaneous, authentic connection, he finds challenges at every turn. By a chance happening, a young lady, Eleni, ends up in his workshop. The closer he tries to get to her, the more afraid she becomes of him. The situation escalates and Achille’s mother attempts to bring him to reason. He finally gives up and sets Eleni free, but apparently he has changed something inside of her...
Genre Drama, Love Story, Science Fiction
Category Short
Year of Production 2017
Director Linda Gasser
Screenplay Linda Gasser
Cinematography Paul Becht
Cast Karl Kiesel, Julia Monte, Iris Berben
Producers Linda Gasser, Paul Becht
Co-Producers Jan Czmok, Mike Fuhrmann
Production Company Luli Productions, in co-production with Spektrumfilm
Length 16 min
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Golden Panda Vancouver 2017, Ouchy Film Awards Lausanne 2017, ASFF York 2017, Festival International de Cine Fine Arts San Juan 2017, DEA Open Air FF Saranda 2017, Sydney World Festival 2017, Miami Indepdendent FF 2017, Golden Bridge Moscow 2018
With backing from Film- und Mediennachwuchsförderung Rheinland-Pfalz

World Sales
Luli Productions
li@luliproductions.com
http://www.wosieist.de

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