It Should Have Been Nice After That

  • Germany
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In 1974, the woman committed suicide. In 1997, I saw the man for the first time again. He was still living in the same apartment he had moved into with his wife and child 41 years ago. The apartment had remained virtually unchanged. The man is my father. Following this meeting, and during the course of the next 2 1/2 years, I used my digital video camera to watch my father. I follow him, even on a boat trip through the Caribbean.

The camera provides a certain distance, but intimacy as well.


  • Original Title
    Danach hätte es schön sein müssen
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Karin Jurschick
  • Cinematography
    Karin Jurschick, Andreas Fiegel
  • Editing
    Bettina Böhler
  • Sound
    Karin Jurschick
  • Runtime
    73 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Karin Jurschick Filmproduction
      • Nordstr. 12
      • D - 50733 Köln
      • Germany
      • tel: +49 (0)221 870 3442
      • cell: +49 (0)170 8020 985
      • fax: +49 (0)221 870 3442
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  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • FIRST SCREENING: February 14th, 2001, International Forum of Young Cinema, Berlinale
    • OTHER FESTIVALS: Berlin (Int. Forum), Nyon, München, Pesaro, Kopenhagen, Haifa, Budapest, Leipzig, Wien (Viennale), Sheffield, Duisburg, Kassel, Seattle, Johannesburg and Cape Town, NOUVelles (Swiss), Ljubljana, Oldenburg, Oslo, Toronto (Hot Docs), Tornitz, Paris (Cinema de Réel)
    • SPECIAL SCREENINGS: Paris, Glasgow, St. Petersburg (Goethe Institut), Montreal, San Francisco.
  • Awards
    • FIPRESCI Award Berlin 2001, International Forum of Young Cinema
    • Prix Regard Neuf, Festival „Visions du Réel“ 2001, Nyon, Swiss
    • Förderpreis der Stadt Duisburg, 25. Duisburger Filmwoche 2001
    • Best First Documentary Award, Hot Docs, Toronto 2002 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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