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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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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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2 September 2004 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Summer Storm  »

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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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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

The Power of Love
Written by Peter Gill, Holly Johnson (as William Holly Johnson), Brian Nash (as Brian Philip Nash) and Mark O'Toole (as Mark William O'Toole)
Performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
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Young, funny, sexy and mature - this is Sommersturm .
14 October 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I had the opportunity to watch SOMMERSTURM at the Rio Movie Festival two weeks ago - with the presence of director Marco Kreuzpaintner - and everyone just loved the movie! It was a big, big success here in Rio, not only for the gay crowd but specially for the straight crowd ! It's a very funny, sexy, artistic and young (but still mature) movie, that perfectly shows the process of discovery of sexuality, with all the good and bad aspects of it. It portraits gay and straight boys and girls naturally, just as they are and the interesting (and incredibly funny) interaction between them. Robert Stadlober is in great shape acting, as well as the whole of the cast. And the soundtrack couldn't be better, both in the happy times and the sad ones!

SOMMERSTURM is the kind of movie that everyone - and I mean everyone (except for small children) - should watch, not only because it's a wonderful movie and great fun, but specially because it treats the subject of homosexuality in a natural, sensible and incredibly mature manner. For those who still have some prejudice towards different sexual orientations, it's a soft learning lesson... Congratulations to the film team!


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