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Where the Grass Is Greener (2008)

Nur ein Sommer (original title)
Eva, from East Germany is out of work. To her surprise the unemployment office send her to the Swiss Alps, to work on a Swiss mountain farm for the summer.


Tamara Staudt


Ida Cerne (english translations), Tamara Staudt
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Cast overview:
Anna Loos ... Eva
Stefan Gubser Stefan Gubser ... Daniel
Steve Windolf Steve Windolf ... Marco (as Steve Wrzesniowski)
Oliver Zgorelec Oliver Zgorelec ... Mehmed
Stephanie Glaser ... Daniels Mutter
Peter Wyssbrod Peter Wyssbrod ... Daniels Vater
Dieter Stoll Dieter Stoll ... Hans
Robert Höller Robert Höller ... Jens
Ursula Karusseit ... Evas Mutter


Difficult economic times lead Eva from Brandenburg to put her relationship on hold. She ends up working and sharing her fate with a complicated, multicultural group of people in the Swiss Alps. Here she meets Daniel, a stubborn Alpine farmer, and Mehmed, who would like to marry a German citizen, and experiences a cool but fabulous summer. While Daniel, the Alpine farmer, rather doubts the German's ability to do the work, she is absolutely determined not to be got the better of, not by the men around her or the cows. Daniel is not a man of many compliments but it is obvious that he grows gradually fonder of Eva. Mehmed from Macedonia works on the neighbouring Alpine farm. He has taken more than a shine to Eva and charms her. Marrying a German girl is his biggest dream. During her stay on the Alpine farm - far away from home and her boyfriend Marco - Eva for the first time in a long time, feels really good - "Just A Summer" is a romantic comedy by Tamara Staudt. The idea for the film ...

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Comedy | Drama | Romance




Germany | Switzerland


German | Swiss German

Release Date:

12 March 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Wen der Berg ruft See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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