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WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN (WAS GEWESEN WÄRE)

WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
© Flare Film/Marco Krüger

Astrid is in her late forties and has her life firmly under control. She has fallen in love with Paul, and their first weekend trip together takes them to Budapest for a few romantic days, just the two of them. But in the Hungarian capital things happen differently than planned: They run into Julius, Astrid’s first great love who she met at an artists’ party in the GDR in 1986. It was a love that was never easy, but always exciting. There are still feelings that couldn’t really be ended by the course of history. Together with Paul, Astrid looks back at her past, and suddenly everything could be as it had never been.


Florian Koerner von Gustorf is best known as a producer of many of Christian Petzold's, Angela Schanelec's and Thomas Arslan's films. Also active as a musician in his band "Mutter", WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN marks his own directorial debut.
Genre Love Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2019
Director Florian Koerner von Gustorf
Screenplay Gregor Sander
Cinematography Reinhold Vorschneider
Cast Christiane Paul, Ronald Zehrfeld, Sebastian Hülk, Barnaby Metschurat, Mercedes Müller, Lena Urzendowsky, Leonard Kunz, Matti Schmidt-Schaller
Producer Martin Heisler
Production Company Flare Film
Length 89 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
With backing from BKM, German Federal Film Fund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
German Distributor Farbfilm Verleih

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