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Sommer vorm Balkon (2007)

Sommer vorm Balkon (2007)

Sommer vorm Balkon

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The relationship between two women living in contemporary Berlin sets the stage for director Andreas Dresen's low-key look at urban existence. Nike (Nadja Uhl) and Katrin (Inka Friedrich) live a quiet life, often simply enjoying each other's company while perched on Nike's second-story balcony. When Nike's tenuous relationship with truck driver Ronald (Andreas Schmidt) goes sour, and an attempted rape results in a psychological collapse for Katrin, Katrin's son Max (Vincent Redetzki) quietly observes the tender relationship between the two women before inadvertently complicating their lives when his planned seduction of a friend from school goes awry.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Wolfgang Kohlhaase
In Theaters:
Runtime:
D Street Releasing - Official Site

Cast

Inka Friedrich
as Katrin Engel
Nadja Uhl
as Nicole 'Nike' Pawels...
Hans Stelzer
as Herr Neumann
Veit Schubert
as Druggist
Fritz Roth
as Dummy Factory Manage...
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Critic Reviews for Sommer vorm Balkon

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (8)

Summer in Berlin is a pointedly unglamorous slice of life that could be set in any urban neighborhood where real estate prices haven't gone through the roof.

April 2, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

For a film set during a sweltering season, precious little dramatic heat is brought to bear.

Full Review… | March 31, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

The movie tends to wander between story lines and characters without any real sense of purpose.

Full Review… | March 30, 2007
New York Daily News
Top Critic

A very female movie that transcends language and gender.

Full Review… | March 29, 2007
Newsday
Top Critic

You won't encounter many movies nearly as good this year from anywhere.

March 28, 2007
New York Observer
Top Critic

Summer in Berlin is most affecting as a character study of two women in their late thirties, at the precise moment in their lives when, with middle age on the march, the fritterings and posturings of youth offer respite.

Full Review… | March 27, 2007
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Sommer vorm Balkon

½

[font=Century Gothic]In "Summer in Berlin", Katrin(Inka Friedrich) and Nike(Nadja Uhl) are the best of friends who live in the same apartment building, making the occasional prank call to the pharmacist across the way. Katrin is an unemployed window dresser and aspiring artist who cannot afford the sneakers her son, Max(Vincent Redetzki), wants in order to keep up with Charly(Lil Oggesen), a neighborhood girl. The younger Nike works as a caregiver for the elderly, giving them more attention than their children do.[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]And all of that changes when Katrin is almost hit by a truck crossing the street...[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]"Summer in Berlin" is a bittersweet, gentle and unpredictable tale about how important it is that our friends are there for us at the end of the day. The movie is nothing earth shattering but still certainly worthwhile.[/font]

Harlequin68
Walter M.

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