Summer Storm | 2006

Drama, Foreign
The life-long bond of two crewmates is put to the test as questions about their sexuality arise the night before the big race.

Cast

... Tobi

Actor

... Achim

Actor

... Anke

Actor

... Malte

Actor

... Sandra

Actor

... Hansi

Actor

... Georg

Actor

... Leo

Actor

... Susanne

Actor

... Thea

Actor

... Claudia

Actor

... Ferdinand

Actor

Company

Production Company

Bundesministerium fur Kultur und Medien

Financier

Production Company

Synopsis

Tobi and Achim have been best friends for years. As cox and oarsman, they have helped their team win several rowing cups in the past and are now looking forward to the big regatta in the countryside. But this trip is no summer camp and the first problems soon arise. As Achim's relationship with his girlfriend grows more serious, Tobi starts to realize that his feelings for Achim run deeper than he's willing to admit to himself. He feels confused, unsure of himself and increasingly left out. When the much-anticipated Berlin girls' team is being replaced by a team of athletic, cliché-busting young gay men, Tobi and his teammates are suddenly forced to grapple with their prejudices, their fears, and, perhaps, their hidden longings. As the tension grows, Tobi, Achim and the others head towards a confrontation as fierce and ultimately as liberating as the summer storm gathering over the lake.

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