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Hot summer. Nike has a balcony, Katrin has a son, Ronald drives a truck, Tina's a waitress, Oskar and Helene are old and alone. At the beginning, middle or end of their lives – they all ask the same question: Can love last through the seasons? Or is it something affecting the brain that just comes and goes?

SUMMER IN BERLIN is the story of two girlfriends, who, from their balcony - between heaven and earth - gaze down at their turbulent and difficult universe, where the right men are all too often exactly wrong, and to get ahead even a good-looking woman had better be strong.

An enchanting comedy, full of human warmth, sincerity and delightful humor - a film about life.
Genre Tragicomedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2005
Director Andreas Dresen
Screenplay Wolfgang Kohlhaase
Cinematography Andreas Höfer
Joerg Hauschild
Pascal Comelade
Natalja Meier, Susanne Hopf
Cast Stefanie Schoenfeld, Andreas Schmidt, Inka Friedrich, Nadja Uhl
Producers Stefan Arndt, Peter Rommel
Production Company Rommel Film, in co-production with X Filme Creative Pool
Runtime 107 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Versions English, French, Spanish
Sound Technology Dolby
Festivals Toronto 2005, San Sebastian 2005 (In Competition), Chicago 2005, Hof 2005, Goteborg 2006, Shanghai 2006, Rio 2006, Cairo 2006, Tallinn Black Nights 2006, Thessaloniki 2012, Zagreb 2016, Sao Paulo 2019
Awards Silver Shell Best Screenplay San Sebastian 2005, Silver Hugo for Best Actress Chicago 2005, Bavarian Film Award 2005 (Best Direction)
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmstiftung NRW, Filmfoerderungsanstalt (FFA), BKM
German Distributor X Verleih

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