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Summer of '44 (2017)

Die Freibadclique (original title)
Summer 1944, Schwäbisch Hall. Against the war propaganda and the ordered heroism, the five 16 year old boys of the swimming pool group dream about swing music, sex and freedom. And they ... See full summary »

Director:

Friedemann Fromm

Writers:

Oliver Storz (based on the novel by), Friedemann Fromm
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Berlin ... Onkel
Theo Trebs Theo Trebs ... Knuffke
Andreas Warmbrunn Andreas Warmbrunn ... Bubu
Laurenz Lerch Laurenz Lerch ... Hosenmacher
Joscha Eißen Joscha Eißen ... Zungenkuß
Johannes Geller Johannes Geller ... Jumbo
Vica Kerekes ... Gunda
Karel Dobrý ... Captain Mckee
Peter Faerber Peter Faerber ... Stricker
Andreas Lust ... Untersturmführer
Lili Epply Lili Epply ... Lore
Andreas Klaue Andreas Klaue ... Dr. Ströbele
Robert Kuchenbuch Robert Kuchenbuch ... Konrad
Manja Kuhl Manja Kuhl ... Britta
Anna Gesa-Raija Lappe Anna Gesa-Raija Lappe ... Ulla
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Summer 1944, Schwäbisch Hall. Against the war propaganda and the ordered heroism, the five 16 year old boys of the swimming pool group dream about swing music, sex and freedom. And they also dream about Lore, the helper from Fliegerhorst, who gets looks from all the boys in her red swimming suit. At the same time they realize there is no chance they can escape the horror at the front. Lore tells them "Remain alive", but Zungenkuss dies first and more won't make it through the war alive. Written by Rune Thandy

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Drama | War

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Lacks any message or real plot
28 March 2018 | by pbmacrosSee all my reviews

The movie is a third sex(ual innuendo), a third violence and a third two boys jumping hand in hand from a diving board into a swimming pool.

There is some plot, but it fizzles out with no real development of characters or surroundings, people sometimes seem to change their personalities within a few minutes. The environment changes, but is incredibly irrelevant.

I do not really despise this movie, I am just as unimpressed as I could be.


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Germany | Czech Republic

Language:

German

Release Date:

28 March 2018 (Germany) See more »

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