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SUMMER '04 (SOMMER '04)

SUMMER '04
photo © Ö Filmproduktion GmbH/Romano Ruhnau

At 40, Miriam radiates serene beauty and tranquility, a confidence and self-assurance as vast as the sea close to her summer home. There are no taboos in the life she shares with her partner André and their 15-year-old son Nils; there is understanding. And if Nils invites his 12-year-old girlfriend Livia to spend the holidays with them, fine. But when the brazenly sensual Livia begins flirting with an older man, Bill, Miriam feels it is her responsibility to stop the questionable relationship. But as she does so, it is she herself who falls for the shy and charmingly insecure Bill. Miriam forges ahead, seducing him, seeing him secretly. But it is Livia that Bill loves, not Miriam. And suddenly the endless horizons of her life vanish in a fog of jealousy and rejection that leads to a tragic mistake with fatal consequences...


Stefan Krohmer was born in 1971 in Balingen. He studied Theater, Film and Television in Erlangen, followed by studies in Directing at the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg. His films include: Blackfast (1992), Chubab (1994), K.O. (documentary, 1995), Macht man eigentlich anders (TV, 1998), his graduation film Barracuda Dancing (1999), End of the Season (Ende der Saison, 2001), Familienkreise (TV, 2003), They\'ve Got Knut (Sie haben Knut, 2003), and Summer \'04 (Sommer \'04 an der Schlei, 2006).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Director Stefan Krohmer
Screenplay Daniel Nocke
Cinematography Patrick Orth
Gisela Zick
Silke Fischer
Cast Lucas Kotaranin, Svea Lohde, Robert Seeliger, Peter Davor, Martina Gedeck
Producer Katrin Schlösser
Production Company öFilm/Berlin, in co-production with SWR, Bayerischer Rundfunk, WDR, ARTE
Length 97 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby
Sound Technology Dolby, DTS
Festivals Cannes 2006 (Directors' Fortnight), Edinburgh 2006, Toronto 2006, Copenhagen 2006, Warsaw 2006, Hamptons 2006, Seville 2006, Athens 2006, Melbourne 2006, Haifa 2006, Sao Paulo 2006, Vienna 2006, Palm Springs 2007, Berlin 2007 (German Cinema), Sofia 2007, Istanbul 2007, BAFICI Buenos Aires 2007, Seattle 2007, Karlovy Vary 2007, Molodist Kiev 2007
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, BKM, MEDIA, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
German Distributor Alamode Film

World Sales
Bavaria Media International
http://www.bavaria-media.com

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