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Deutschland. Ein Sommermärchen (2006)

A documentary on the German national team's World Cup 2006 journey, all the way from boot camp in Sardinia to the 3rd-place play-off.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Timo Hildebrand ...
Oliver Kahn ...
Jens Lehmann ...
Arne Friedrich ...
Robert Huth ...
Marcell Jansen ...
Philipp Lahm ...
Per Mertesacker ...
Christoph Metzelder ...
Jens Nowotny ...
Michael Ballack ...
Tim Borowski ...
Torsten Frings ...
Thomas Hitzlsperger ...
Sebastian Kehl ...


A documentary on the German national team's World Cup 2006 journey, all the way from boot camp in Sardinia to the 3rd-place play-off.

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5 October 2006 (Germany)  »

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Germany: A Summer's Fairytale  »

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Some scenes were filmed by Lukas Podolski and Bastian Schweinsteiger, called "Poldicam" and "Schweinicam". There were also some "Klinsicam" scenes by Jürgen Klinsmann, but they were not used in the film. See more »


The game Germany-Ecuador is dated as on June, 9th. In fact, it took place on June, 20th. Ecuador was the home team, so the correct designation is Ecuador-Germany. See more »


Referenced in Tom Meets Zizou: Kein Sommermärchen (2011) See more »

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great movie/documentation
9 October 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Well, I am used to the omni-present criticism of Germans. That's why I would like to say: well done, Sönke! Great documentation, funny situations. Would have loved to see more of the boot camp in Italy, though;) Looking forward to the DVD release with additional scenes. My friend and me had to smile every other scene. And it was quite an insight to see what happens in the locker room before, during and after a game - especially for someone who (like me) has never played a team sport on a competition level. And even Ballack grew on me - I never really liked him before - which might have to do with my fondness of Werder Bremen, though;)But of course the hero is Torsten "Lutscher" Frings! Why? See for yourself!!

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