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SUMMER
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The path of true love never runs smooth, especially not for teenagers, as Tim discovers in SUMMER.

15-year-old Tim is an Air Force kid whose single dad has to go to Somalia, so Tim is sent to live with his grandmother on an island in the North Sea. The introverted loner feels totally out of place among the island's bronzed surfer clique, whose leader Lars immediately takes a dislike to the newcomer.

And then Tim falls for Vic, the prettiest girl on the island, who just so happens to be Lars' girlfriend. He finds a soul mate in Vic and resolves to do everything to win her heart, even learning how to ride. But Lars doesn't give up that easily and challenges Tim to a swimming duel. In a dramatic showdown Tim has to overcome his fear of the water and fight for the love of his life.


Mike Marzuk was born in 1969 in Landsberg am Lech. Since 1995 he has been working as an editor, musician, writer and director for short and feature films as well as video clips. His films include: WWGW* - *WEISST WAS GEIL WÄR...?! (2007), SUMMER (SOMMER, 2008), ROCK IT! (2010), and all five of the THE FAMOUS FIVE films.
Genre Romantic Comedy, Coming-of-Age Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2008
Director Mike Marzuk
Screenplay Peer Klehmet, Sebastian Wehlings
Cinematography Ian Blumers
Tobias Haas
Bernhard Drax
Klaus R. Weinreich
Cast Jannis Niewöhner, Sonja Gerhardt, Jimi Blue Ochsenknecht
Producers Ewa Karlström, Andreas Ulmke-Smeaton
Production Company SamFilm
Length 103 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Germany/Munich

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