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. … More

Rating: R (for sexuality, language and drug content)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Sports & Fitness, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Marco Kreuzpaintner, Thomas Bahmann, Tom Bahmann
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On DVD: Sep 5, 2006
Regent Releasing - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Summer Storm (Sommersturm)

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (17)

Its coming-of-age yarn goes nowhere beyond inevitably out of a closet.

Full Review… | May 19, 2006
Houston Chronicle
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It's sunny and frothy, with odd laugh-out-loud moments.

Full Review… | May 12, 2006
Orlando Sentinel
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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.

May 10, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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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.

Full Review… | March 31, 2006
Seattle Times
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While it has little in it that hasn't been covered by other coming-out movies, it's pleasant enough.

Full Review… | March 30, 2006
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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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.

Full Review… | March 24, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Summer Storm (Sommersturm)


Irritatingly simple-minded gay coming-of-age story.

William Goss

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This sweet gay German film has some great music and some really tender moments.

Sunil Jawahir

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I hate romance movies. BUT I love gay romance. I have no idea why and so in July of 2008 I just watched a lot of gay romance movies because they are so damn awesome. They are the only kind of romance movies in which I want the characters to get together. So anyway, although the main guy was ugly and looked like Brad Greenquist (Pascal from Pet Sematary) I still enjoyed it. For some reason in every gay movie I watched one of the guys would be extremely ugly and the other... not. Um... so it was kind of funny and ok, but I wanted Tobi and Achim to get together (like I said I always want happy endings in gay romance and unhappy endings in hetero romance, and I'm a straight female... go figure).

Lauren Donis

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