Film Info: IM SOMMER WOHNT ER UNTEN

SUMMERS DOWNSTAIRS (IM SOMMER WOHNT ER UNTEN)

SUMMERS DOWNSTAIRS
photo © Osiris Media

Matthias is the younger of the two Landberg sons. As much as his brother David wants to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a successful investment banker, so determined is Matthias to lead a life far detached from career and ambition. Together with his girlfriend Camille and her 6-year-old son Etienne from a previous relationship, he lives in his family’s holiday home on the French Atlantic coast, simply living from day to day.

The story begins when David and his wife Lena unexpectedly show up at the holiday home to spend their vacation. All of a sudden, Matthias’ carefree life becomes a thing of the past – with David come new rules and expectations. Directly upon arrival David insists that he and Lena have the bedroom Matthias and Camille have been using and wants to send Camille’s son Etienne, who he considers a mischief, to his father. Matthias accepts it all, albeit reluctantly. For him it has always been “what David wants, David gets!” Camille, however, doesn’t want to have any of David’s bossiness and resists his claim to superiority. She secretly decides to interfere with the brothers’ pecking order. And her female craftiness makes way for quite a few surprises!


Tom Sommerlatte was born in 1985 and studied Acting at the Academy of Music and Theater in Leipzig. Also active as an actor, his films as a director include: GONE TO THE DOGS (short, 2014) and his feature debut SUMMERS DOWNSTAIRS (2015).
Genre Comedy, Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2015
Director Tom Sommerlatte
Screenplay Tom Sommerlatte
Cinematography Willi Böhm
Cast Sebastian Fräsdorf, Alice Pehlivanyan, Karin Hanczewski, Godehard Giese, William Peiro
Producer Iris Sommerlatte
Production Company Osiris Media/Berlin, in co-production with Osiris Media France
Length 98 min
Format DCP, color
Original Version
 German, French, English
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlinale 2015 (Perspektive Deutsches Kino: Opening Film), CPH PIX Copenhagen 2015, Montreal 2015, Taipei Golden Horse 2015
Awards Special Mention Dialogue en Perspective Berlinale 2015, German Independence Award Oldenburg 2015
With backing from Département of Charente-Maritime, Region Poitou-Charentes, CNC
German Distributor Kinostar Filmverleih

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