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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.


Sigi Kamml studied Communications and Media Sciences and worked as a producer, director and author for a multitude of TV and film productions, live shows, and commercial productions. Since 2007, he has been working as an independent producer for different companies. His films as a director include: MURDER BY NUMBERS, BLACKOUT JOURNEY, and SUMMER SUNDAY.

Fred Breinersdorfer worked as a lawyer for seventeen years before his first crime novel, Abel, was published in 1980. Since then he has written numerous novels, short stories and plays as well as scripts and became a prolific writer of Tatort TV movies and, since 2003, has been producing, with various partners, films he has written, including Sophie Scholl - die letzten Tage. His films as a director include: Summer Sunday and Between Tomorrow and Today.
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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