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Summertime Blues

Summertime Blues
Scene from "Summertime Blues" (photo © Gorden A. Timpen/Bavaria Filmverleih & Produktion/Universum Film)

It's while Alex's mother is doing the ironing that she tells him she's moving away from Bremen to live in Kent with her new partner Seth. And it's an announcement which marks the start of a long, painful summer for Alex. He has no choice but to go to Kent with his mother and Seth, away from his friends, his home, and his A level studies. He just knows he is going to hate it all, the isolation and the quiet of the countryside, the cold, primitive cottage, and most of all, Seth. His one thought is to get away, back to civilization in Bremen. But then he meets Louie, who looks after abandoned and ill-treated animals, and Faye, Seth's daughter, and suddenly the summer is full of new experiences and challenges which will change Alex's life forever.


Marie Reich was born in Munich in 1979 and studied at the Munich University of Television and Film. Her films include: Paul (short, 2000), Das K-Projekt 12/14 - eine moderne Oper entsteht (documentary, 2002), Music Only If It\'s Loud (Musik nur wenn sie laut ist, 2005), and Summertime Blues (2009).
Genre Coming-of-Age Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2009
Director Marie Reich
Screenplay Friederike Koepf, Uschi Reich, Robin Getrost
Cinematography Egon Werdin
Barbara von Weitershausen
Youki Yamamoto, Jakob Anthoff
Heike Lauer-Schnurr
Cast Francois Goeske, Karoline Eichhorn, Sarah Beck, Zoe Moore, Alexander Beyer, Christian Nickel, Maja Schoene, Jonathan Beck
Producers Bernd Krause, Martin Moll, Uschi Reich
Co-Producers Martin Moszkowicz, Tania Reichert-Facilides, Benjamina Mirnik, Peter Zenk, Martin Blankemeyer, Tobias A. Seiffert
Production Companies Bavaria Filmverleih- & Produktion/Munich, Bremedia Produktion/Bremen, in co-production with Constantin Film Produktion, Solaris Film/Munich, Münchner Filmwerkstatt/Munich, Universum Film
Length 111 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Emden 2009, Tallinn Black Nights 2009
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund, Nordmedia
German Distributor Universum Film

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Uschi Reich
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