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Summer in Berlin (2005)
"Sommer vorm Balkon" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  5 January 2006 (Germany)
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A tragicomic movie which focuses on two women and their daily struggle for survival during a summer in Berlin. Katrin, a jobless single mom, and Nike, a nurse, live in the same house and ... See full summary »

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Katrin Engel
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Nicole 'Nike' Pawelsky
Andreas Schmidt ...
Ronald
Stephanie Schönfeld ...
Tina
Christel Peters ...
Helene
Kurt Radeke ...
Oskar
Vincent Redetzki ...
Max
Hannes Stelzer ...
Herr Neumann
Lil Oggesen ...
Charly
Maximilian Moritz ...
Rico
Veit Schubert ...
Apotheker
Fritz Roth ...
Chef Puppenfirma
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Chefin Agentur
Olaf Burmeister ...
Vorzimmermann
Herbert Olschok ...
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A tragicomic movie which focuses on two women and their daily struggle for survival during a summer in Berlin. Katrin, a jobless single mom, and Nike, a nurse, live in the same house and are best friends. Although always dating the wrong men and still pursuing for happiness, they don't lose their humor and spend many nights together on Nike's balcony, drinking and chatting. However, Nike gets to know the trucker Ronald one day... Written by fippi2000

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Nadja Uhl kept a small, red chest of drawers from her character's bedroom set. See more »

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Featured in Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (2008) See more »

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Performed by Pascal Comelade, Orial Perucho, Mark Cunningham
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"Summer in Berlin" and so it is
6 November 2005 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Saw this one when it played at the Chicago festival in October. Two gals share a friendship over a summer. And over a summer they change and the friendship changes. Things occasionally stray into melodramatic territory, but fine performances all around, especially by the two female leads, make for a pleasantly watchable movie. The day to day struggles of the leads provide not-so-subtle political subtext about tough times in post-unification Germany.

Andreas Schmidt's subdued portrayal of an underemployed trucker provides a contrast to his more exuberant performance in a similarly blue-collar role in "Guys and Balls."


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