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Heißer Sommer (1968)

In this East German teen musical, a group of girls are planning to take their summer vacation together on the Baltic coast. When a loud and obnoxious group of boys intrudes on their holiday... See full summary »

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Chris Doerk ...
Stupsi
Frank Schöbel ...
Kai
Regine Albrecht ...
Brit
Hanns-Michael Schmidt ...
Wolf
Madeleine Lierck ...
Thalia
Urta Bühler ...
Sybille
Camilla Hempel ...
Röschen
Leonore Kaufmann ...
Mädchen
Ursula Soika ...
Bärbel
Hella Ziesing ...
Mädchen
Sylvia von Krshiwoblozki ...
Mädchen
Marlis Räth ...
Himmlische
Angelika Schmidt ...
Himmlische
Norbert Speer ...
Rechtsanwalt
Hans Mietzner ...
Schelle
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In this East German teen musical, a group of girls are planning to take their summer vacation together on the Baltic coast. When a loud and obnoxious group of boys intrudes on their holiday, the girls are horrified to learn that the boys have the same vacations plans as them. The two groups quarrel with each other and compete over a number of things, but gradually an attraction starts to form. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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seaside | holiday | song | singing | twen | See All (14) »

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The East German "Grease" (US 2001 DVD release)

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Comedy | Musical

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20 June 1968 (Hungary)  »

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Featured in East Side Story (1997) See more »

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Was Erleben
Music composed by Thomas Natschinski, Lyrics by Hans-Jürgen Degenhardt
Sung by Chris Doerk
Accompanied by Das Tanzorchester des Berliner Rundfunks conducted by Günter Gollasch
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1960's Ostalgie
16 October 2004 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

I first became aware of this movie from the excerpts presented in "East Side Story", a documentary about Eastern Block musicals. As an American

who's interested in East German pop culture, I found "Heißer Sommer" quite enjoyable -- the scenes set in Leipzig and Berlin showed the 1960's socialist architecture (mostly crumbling or demolished now) in new condition, and the Baltic scenes contrasted that with the traditional German architecture. Plus, there's Trabants galore throughout the picture, if you're a fan of that classic East German automobile. And the songs (particularly during the campfire scene) were actually quite good.


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