The Summer House 2014
Das Sommerhaus (origina title)
1h 35min | Drama | 15 April 2014 (Germany)
A haunting portrait of a well-established German family living on the outskirts of Berlin in their ideal world, but are slowly shaken by external influences.
A particularly German film with at times astonishingly vivid sex scenes that seem out of place in a mainstream picture. A few cuts could well have ensured a much better film, however the scenes with Markus and his partner’s son Johannes are sublime. There’s a fair bit of ambiguity (who is really influencing who) but I found this a plus rather than a negative; a lot is down to the sheer quality of the script and production values. Hollywood this isn’t. I thoroughly recommend it.
Director: Curtis Burz
Writer: Curtis Burz
Stars: Sten Jacobs, Anna Altmann, Jaspar Fuld
Language: German | English
Release Date: 15 April 2014 (Germany)
Also Known As: The Summer House
Filming Locations: Berlin, Germany