Summer Storm (Sommersturm) (2006)
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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.
Mar 17, 2006 Wide
Sep 5, 2006
Regent Releasing - Official Site
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This gay coming-of-age film from Germany ultimately has few original aspects, but it is an intelligently wrought drama that makes it a respectable entry in the genre.
Stadlober, a young Austrian actor cast in the leading role, is charming enough to survive most of the movie's labored attempts to lighten up.
While it has little in it that hasn't been covered by other coming-out movies, it's pleasant enough.
Kreutzpainter limns his multifarious characters with an amiable, unforced humor and an authentic feel for the ways in which good kids respond to peer pressure with less-than-admirable behavior.
Don't let the trailer mislead you. Summer Storm is not some sort of supersexy European art film. It's kids being kids, and you've outgrown summer camp.
Kreuzpaintner junks up this simple gay coming-of-age story with too many subplots and sitcomlike situations.
There are at least a couple of disparate movies fighting for control in Summer Storm.
Humor, toned bods, a mellow soundtrack and far too much predictability are the highlights and lowlight of Summer Storm.
Recommended for its endearing performances, captivating locations and a poppy soundtrack that amiably underscores the bubbly sensuality of a summer in the sun.
'Coming out' films are now rituals, patterned like dances, and Marco Kreuzpaintner's Summer Storm hits its generic marks.
A tonally inconsistent coming-out story that wavers between earnest drama and dopey teen sex comedy.
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