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What If... (2012)

An... (original title)
Under the Athenian night sky, before the silent threat of an imminent socio-economic crisis, a young man goes for a stroll and meets the love of his life. Does fate govern one's existence? What would have happened if he stayed in, instead?

Director:

Christopher Papakaliatis (as Hristoforos Papakaliatis)

Writer:

Christopher Papakaliatis (as Hristoforos Papakaliatis)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Christopher Papakaliatis Christopher Papakaliatis ... Dimitris (as Hristoforos Papakaliatis)
Marina Kalogirou ... Hristina
Giorgos Konstadinou ... Antonakis Kokovikos
Maro Kodou Maro Kodou ... Elenitsa Kokovikou
Maria Solomou ... Maria
Fanis Mouratidis ... Giorgos
Akilas Karazisis ... Panagiotis
Takis Spyridakis ... Spyros
Tasos Iordanidis ... Giannis
Themis Bazaka ... Dimitris' Mother
Vassilis Haralambopoulos ... Vasilis (as Vassilis Charalambopoulos)
Jackie ... Monaxia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ioli Angelopoulou Ioli Angelopoulou ... Eleni (3 years old)
Dimitra Bithara Dimitra Bithara ... Woman
Anthi Evelina Anthi Evelina ... Eleni (8 years old)
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Storyline

Athens, Greece, The age of Economic crisis. Demetris is a highly independent man, living a normal life. A confirmed bachelor at the age of 33! When the moment arrives, his choice will change everything. His roommate is a female German Shepherd called Lonesome. One night, Lonesome wants to be taken out. Demetris tries to change her mind but Lonesome insists Its at this moment that he comes to a decision. If Demetris goes out he will meet Christina, the love of his life. If he stays in, he will not meet her. Does true love exist? What is the impact of a severe economic crisis on people and how can the crisis destroy a couple? One story shown from two different angles. Written by Anonymous

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A love story in a changing world.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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The movie sold 531,547 tickets. See more »

Connections

Features And the Woman Shall Fear Her Husband (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

House for Sale
Written & performed by Guy Skornik and Elizabeth Skornik
Cezame Music Agency
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Finally!
13 March 2013 | by curreirSee all my reviews

Finally, a decent mainstream Greek movie and by that i mean a movie that hasn't artistic pretensions, i.e. isn't difficult to watch, her message is understandable and deals with everyday matters that concern everybody. I confess that i wasn't excited about Papakaliatis previous work in television, but this was a fine surprise!

I also loved the reference to the golden age of the Greek cinema by the clever association with a well known and beloved,old Greek movie, that will unfortunately be lost to foreign audiences.

As mentioned by others here, the movie owes an artistic debt to "Sliding Doors" the 1998 movie by Peter Howitt, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, as it deals also with the effect that individual choices have on our future reality, no matter how insignificant they seem at the time we are making them.


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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

29 November 2012 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

What If... See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,301,754
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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