Was wahrscheinlich passiert wäre, wäre ich nicht zu Hause geblieben
Everything goes round in circles. Five people, one living room. Outside, on the street, cars are set on fire, and from the kitchen there comes no nice smell. Only after the wine has been spilled, the issue with the dark matter is solved, and already long ago nobody is expecting food anymore, the music is turned up. You need to suffer in order to be beautiful. Open-mouth surgery, hell is always oneself. In the orbit of always the same, always the similar, always the other. Humans, words, things.
Things, words, humans – everything goes round in circles. Five people, one living room. Outside, on the street, cars are set on fire, and from the kitchen there comes no nice smell. Passive-aggressive bohemians and miserable street fighting united in an ideological feasting on leftovers. Approaches to static warfare are rehearsed. Cigarettes stabilize hands. Intimidated feet seek love from the radiator. Tidbit talk about tans-generative guilt, about the decline of Baltimore, the notion of Elysium and viral resistances. But no matter in which direction the thematic spin-the-bottle turns, each word remains a pose, each gaze a calculation. Everyone is blathering, equipped for becoming the next group-stalin. And it requires some truly powerful blast outside so that people socially reconcile, for a fragile second, in fear and laughter.
WAS WAHRSCHEINLICH PASSIERT WÄRE, WÄRE ICH NICHT ZU HAUSE GEBLIEBEN is an open-mouth surgery in five acts. Editing, backgrounds, and narrow framing separate the protagonists beyond hope. Abandoned in a filmic de-montage that eventually sends its own form to hell – with pathology, green light, and excess.
La Biennale di Venezia, Italy 2020
Hofer Filmtage, Germany 2020
Cork Film Festival, Irland 2020
Int. Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland 2020
Filmfest Dresden, Germany 2021
Int. Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany 2021
Int. Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg, Germany 2021
21 minutes | Germany 2021
produced by SPENGEMANN EICHBERG GOLDKAMP HANS
ANNE ROHDE as Anne
HAUKE HEUMANN as Till
FELIX MARIA ZEPPENFELD as Matt
VICTORIA SCHULZ as Magda
RABEA SCHUBERT as Tatjana
ANTHOULA BOURNA as Tine
script, direction, montage WILLY HANS camera PAUL SPENGEMANN production design GALI BLAY
costume design ADA OEHRLEIN sound recording JAKOB SPENGEMANN gaffa MARVIN HESSE
production WILLY HANS / SPENGEMANN EICHBERG GOLDKAMP HANS co-production FÜNFERFILM production management KARSTEN KRAUSE sound design PATRICK DADACZYNSKI sound mix SIMON BASTIAN director assistant STEFFEN GOLDKAMP acs TOM OTTE & KALLE KALLOVSKI