Summer Storm

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner

Germany 2004| 35mm| 98 mins

Tobi and Achim, the pride of a provincial local rowing club, have been best friends for years and are convinced that nothing will ever stand in the way of their friendship. As summer comes along, they set off to the countryside with the rest of the team to take part in the national rowing competition. Unbeknownst to the wide-eyed bumpkins, however, also taking part in the competition is the very out, proud and loud gay rowing team from Berlin.
As Achim draws closer to his girlfriend Sandra, Tobi begins to realise that his feelings for his friend run deeper than he was aware of. As Tobi is increasingly drawn towards the competing team, the stage is set for stormy weather.
Marco Kreutzpaintner has put a new spin on the coming-out story in this well-made, warm and very appealing film.

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