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Sommersturm (2004)

A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tobi
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Achim
Jürgen Tonkel ...
Hansi
Miriam Morgenstern ...
Sandra
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Anke (as Alicja Bachleda-Curus)
Angelika Brennfleck ...
Thea
Josefine Müller ...
Claudia
Joseph M'Barek ...
Ferdinand
Tristano Casanova ...
Georg
Roman Storm ...
Günther
Jeff Fischer ...
Flasche
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Martin
Anton Rattinger ...
Gruber
Gerhard Oberwetter ...
Busfahrer
Tobias van Dieken ...
Naturschützer (as Tobias Vandieken)
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Storyline

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 storm that breaks out the evening before the race begins is more than meteorological in this sensitive story about the complexities of growing up. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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2 September 2004 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Summer Storm  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,158 (USA) (19 March 2006)

Gross:

$95,016 (USA) (16 September 2007)
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Trivia

Footage of a gay love story taken out of Sommersturm (Summer Storm) was immortalized as a music video Willkommen (or Welcome in German) performed by a popular German duo Rosenstolz.The song itself can be heard on the actual film. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tobi: She said, "I don't mind?"
Achim: Those very words. Now chill. I have to keep at 140.
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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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Written and performed by Roman Fischer
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A boy coming out during a summer-camp, and all the problems that come with that...
15 September 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Two best friends go on a summer-camp. One of them, Tobi is in love with his friend and cannot stand him having a girlfriend. When a gay rowing-team arrives, the storm begins...

The movie is very touching, but a bit predictable. It does succeed in showing all the factors that come in to play, when someone 'comes out'. Moreover, the characters are mostly very likable.

It's a good movie that shows you gay boys, straight boys and girls, the prejudices about gayness, and just a feel good movie in the end. A must for young people and their parents as an educational movie.

p.s. The curly boy was nice as well.


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