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Summer Sunday (Sommersonntag)

Summer Sunday
Scene from "Summer Sunday" (photo © Sanny Wildemann)

Summer Sunday is the dramatic story of Bruno Hansen, a bridge guard of a huge lift bridge in Hamburg. As his 7-year-old deaf-mute son climbs down into the restricted area of the lifting equipment while a train is approaching, he has to decide whether to sacrifice his son or to let the fully occupied train drown in the river.
Genre Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2008
Directors Sigi Kamml, Fred Breinersdorfer
Screenplay Fred Breinersdorfer, Sigi Kamml
Cinematography Anton Klima
Tanja Petry
Gert Wilden
Cast Axel Prahl, Janos Giuranna, Stephan A. Tölle
Producers Fred Breinersdorfer, Sigi Kamml
Production Company Caros Films F. Breinersdorfer & S. Kamml/Berlin, in co-production with ARTE
Length 10 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German/Sign Language
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival 2008, Rhode Island International Film Festival 2008, Shorts at Moonlight Mainz 2008, Ghent 2008, Cancun 2008 (In Competition), Ghent 2008, Interfilm Berlin 2008, Foyle 2008, Clermont-Ferrand 2009
Awards Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau Short Film Award 2008
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, BKM

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