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Fourteen-year-old Wanda moves to Switzerland with her family. Everything should get better there. The big house, the overgrown garden, and the idyllic and pretty city: All this seems so promising. But the new beginning is difficult for everyone. Despite the desire of being an intact family and the desperate effort to get it right this time, old wounds are opened up again.

Wanda decides to take her family back, but it is more than the girl can take. An exciting summer at the end of which everyone arrives at the end of their longings.

SUMMER OUTSIDE is an emotional family drama, a tribute to "being a child."

Friederike Jehn was born in 1977 in Fulda. From 1997-1999, she studied Theater Sciences, Film and Television at the University of Cologne, followed by studies in Directing at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy from 1999-2005 and the UCLA extension program The Hollywood Experience in 2004 in Los Angeles. She is also a guest lecturer in Screenwriting at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy and instructs at the Raindance Institute Berlin. Her award-winning films include: LATCHKEYKIDS (short, 2002), EXAMPLES (short, 2003), LOSING GROUND (short, 2004), CHRISTMAS ON ICE (short, 2004), PIRATES LIFE/NOTHING BUT (2005), DANCING ON AND ON (2008), and SUMMER OUTSIDE (2012).
Genre Drama, Coming-of-Age Story, Melodrama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2012
Director Friederike Jehn
Screenplay Lara Schützsack, Friederike Jehn
Cinematography Sten Mende
Cast Maria Dragus, Nicolette Krebitz, Wolfram Koch, Audrey von Scheele, Philippe Graber, Nalv Walder
Producers Rüdiger Heinze, Stefan Sporbert, Anne Walser
Production Company Zum Goldenen Lamm Filmproduktion/Ludwigsburg, in co-production with C-Films/Zurich, SWR, ARTE, SRF/Zurich
Length 96 min
Format 35 mm, color, cs
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals San Sebastian 2012, Guadalajara 2013, Zlin 2013, Créteil 2014
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg, German Federal Film Fund, Swiss Federal Office of Culture (BAK), Zürcher Filmstiftung
German Distributor Alpha Medienkontor/Weimar

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