Summer Storm

September 2nd, 2004


Summer Storm

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Summer Storm

Tobi and Achim, the pride of the local crew club, have been the best of friends for years and are convinced that nothing will ever stand in the way of their friendship...

Release Year: 2004

Rating: 7.5/10 (6,286 voted)

Critic's Score: 51/100

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner

Stars: Robert Stadlober, Kostja Ullmann, Miriam Morgenstern

Tobi and Achim, the pride of the local crew club, have been the best of friends for years and are convinced that nothing will ever stand in the way of their friendship. They look forward to the upcoming summer camp and the crew competition. Achim's girlfriend Sandra is on the girl's team and he enjoys spending more time with her. Tobi becomes increasingly skeptical of their relationship. Anke, the pretty girl who has fallen for Tobi, doesn't make things any easier. Then the gay team from Berlin arrives and Tobi is totally confused. The evening before the races begin, the storm that breaks out is more than meteorlogical... A sensitive story about the complexities of growing up.

Writers: Thomas Bahmann, Marco Kreuzpaintner

Robert Stadlober - Tobi
Kostja Ullmann - Achim
Jürgen Tonkel - Hansi
Miriam Morgenstern - Sandra
Alicja Bachleda - Anke (as Alicja Bachleda-Curus)
Angelika Brennfleck - Thea
Josefine Müller - Claudia
Joseph M'Barek - Ferdinand
Tristano Casanova - Georg
Roman Storm - Günther
Jeff Fischer - Flasche
Johannes Franke - Martin
Anton Rattinger - Gruber
Gerhard Oberwetter - Busfahrer
Tobias van Dieken - Naturschützer (as Tobias Vandieken)

Taglines: life happens without warning


Official Website: Official site [Germany] | Regent Releasing/here! Films [United States] |

Release Date: 2 September 2004

Filming Locations: Bevertalsperre, North Rhine - Westphalia, Germany

Box Office Details

Budget: €2,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $4,158 (USA) (19 March 2006) (2 Screens)

Gross: $95,016 (USA) (16 September 2007)

Technical Specs


[first lines]
Tobi: She said, I don't mind!
Achim: Those very words. Now chill, I have to keep at 140.

User Review

Young, funny, sexy and mature - this is Sommersturm .

Rating: 10/10

I had the opportunity to watch SOMMERSTURM at the Rio Movie Festival two weeks ago - with the presence of director Marco Kreuzpaintner - and everyone just loved the movie! It was a big, big success here in Rio, not only for the gay crowd but specially for the straight crowd ! It's a very funny, sexy, artistic and young (but still mature) movie, that perfectly shows the process of discovery of sexuality, with all the good and bad aspects of it. It portraits gay and straight boys and girls naturally, just as they are and the interesting (and incredibly funny) interaction between them. Robert Stadlober is in great shape acting, as well as the whole of the cast. And the soundtrack couldn't be better, both in the happy times and the sad ones!

SOMMERSTURM is the kind of movie that everyone - and I mean everyone (except for small children) - should watch, not only because it's a wonderful movie and great fun, but specially because it treats the subject of homosexuality in a natural, sensible and incredibly mature manner. For those who still have some prejudice towards different sexual orientations, it's a soft learning lesson... Congratulations to the film team!


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