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Berlin by the Sea (Berlin am Meer)

Berlin by the Sea
Scene from "Berlin by the Sea" (photo © Warner Bros./Marco Maria Dresen)

Tom and Malte are both in their early twenties. As DJs they rule the coolest clubs of Berlin with their own compositions, dreaming to storm the international music charts. They party ‘till they drop and earn their living as waiters for a catering service. Each of them is a character of his own.

The introverted Tom struggles in search of his destiny. For him music is everything and studying at a major conservatory becomes his goal. But despite his undisputed talent, so far all his applications have been rejected. Emotionally his life turns into a rollercoaster ride when Mavie, the “little” sister of his roommate Mitsch, moves in.

Malte however appears to be born on the sunny side: always lucky, a go-getter and charmer who is just enjoying the good times of his “student life”. No question that he is accepted right away at one of the desired conservatories and it takes just one interview and a record label signs him up. And even Mavie seems to fall for him.

During the course of this Berlin summer Tom’s problems are cumulating. He painfully experiences that all his plans with his ‘buddy’ Malte are falling apart. Worse comes to worst when Tom feels rejected by Mavie, the single bright spot in his life...


Wolfgang Eissler was born in 1971 in Bretten. He studied Theater Sciences and North American Studies in Berlin. In 1995 he completed his first short films and audio-visual art projects and worked as a freelance producer for music videos and commercials. He is also active as an instructor and coordinator for the new talents program \"Talents Getting Started\" for young actors. His films include: boy meets girlS, episodes for the popular children\'s series Loewenzahn, and Berlin by the Sea (Berlin am Meer, 2007), among others.
Genre Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2007
Director Wolfgang Eissler
Screenplay Wolfgang Eissler
Cinematography Florian Schilling
Anna Kappelmann
Sven Zimmermann
Babett Klimmeck
Cast Robert Stadlober, Anna Brüggemann, Axel Schreiber, Jana Pallaske, Claudius Franz
Producers Iris Sommerlatte, Ali Saghri, Chris Ribbe
Production Company ALINFilmproduktion/Berlin, in cooperation with Red Cloud Filmproduction/Hamburg
Length 98 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
German Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures

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