Before We Grow Old

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    Before We Grow Old

    Heute oder morgen

    Directed by

    Germany

    2019

    93 min

    • English
    • German

    Drama

    Summer in Berlin. Two Berliners, Maria and Niels, and one British student, Chloë, are three twenty-somethings. Drifting libidinously through Berlin, they plunge headlong into a carefree and chaotic love affair with each other. Boisterously living life to the full, they grasp everything and anything they please. Their only compass seems to be the pleasure they experience together – which works perfectly well until Chloë unintentionally falls pregnant. Insecurity and anger, jealousy and doubt now break out. An abortion is planned, and rejected. Who is allowed to have a say, and when, and about what? Their unusual trinity dissolves and their once balanced relationship mutates into shifting constellations of two – until it seems it might be possible to restore a precarious equilibrium, at least for a moment. Is their utopia within reach or is this just the calm before the storm? To love differently is hard work. The world is not prepared for Maria, Niels and Chloë. And neither are they.

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    Cast
    Paula Knüpling
    Maximilian Hildebrandt
    Tala Gouveia
    Hans Jochen Wagner
    Leonard Kunz
    Screenplay
    Thomas Moritz Helm
    Cinematography
    Stefan Neuberger
    Editing
    Elena Weihe
    Production
    CASQUE FILM
    Thomas Moritz Helm

    Thomas Moritz Helm

    Germany

    Born in Bonn, Germany in 1979, he has worked as a grip, gaffer and cinematographer on over 50 film and TV projects. He was a directing intern at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg, the Burgtheater in Vienna and the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. He also attended the William Esper Studio acting school in New York and, from 2006 to 2012, studied at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. His graduation film A BRIEF MOMENT OF JOY screened at numerous national and international festivals and was nominated for the German Short Film Award in 2013.