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Sommersturm (2004)

A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other.

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Cast

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Jürgen Tonkel ...
Hansi
Miriam Morgenstern ...
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Anke (as Alicja Bachleda-Curus)
Angelika Brennfleck ...
Thea
Josefine Müller ...
Claudia
Joseph M'Barek ...
Tristano Casanova ...
Roman Storm ...
Günther
Jeff Fischer ...
Flasche
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Martin
Anton Rattinger ...
Gruber
Gerhard Oberwetter ...
Tobias van Dieken ...
Naturschützer (as Tobias Vandieken)
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Tobi and Achim, the pride of the local crew club, have been the best of friends for years and are convinced that nothing will ever stand in the way of their friendship. They look forward to the upcoming summer camp and the crew competition. Achim's girlfriend Sandra is on the girl's team and he enjoys spending more time with her. Tobi becomes increasingly skeptical of their relationship. Anke, the pretty girl who has fallen for Tobi, doesn't make things any easier, then the gay team from Berlin arrives and Tobi is totally confused. The storm that breaks out the evening before the race begins is more than meteorological in this sensitive story about the complexities of growing up. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 September 2004 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Summer Storm  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,158 (USA) (19 March 2006)

Gross:

$95,016 (USA) (16 September 2007)
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Trivia

Alicja Bachleda speaks German but had to be dubbed because the producers were bothered by her accent. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tobi: She said, "I don't mind?"
Achim: Those very words. Now chill. I have to keep at 140.
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Connections

References First Blood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Mah Nà Mah Nà
by Piero Umiliani (as Umiliani)
©Edward B. Marks Music Corp.
Dirk Jacob und die Reisers
mit freundicher Genehmitgung von
Greenhorn Musikvartag GmbH & Co KG
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one of the best German movies...
4 March 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

today "sommersturm" is coming out on DVD in Germany, i already ordered it on amazon.de and have been in cinema two times. the movie is about a 18year-old boy who begins to feel for his best friend, who is already having a relationship to a girl. they are all in a boat team and go for a championship (the filming locations are in my town so its cool to see). in the camp the feelings of the actors are "coming out". before seeing it i could not imagine that this movie would feel so real an touch so much. but it is the working of the great actors, a beautiful soundtrack, very good camera and s strong story. the camera work supports the story in so many ways, the picture you see tells so much. but the movie is not only touching, its also extremely funny, but not in the way that its make fun of gay people, its understanding so its still touching. i cant wait to see this movie again. sad that only a few saw it, believe me, its one of the funniest, most touching and best filmed German movies. nothing else than 10/10


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