Summer '04

A FILM BY Stefan Krohmer

A mother, father, son, girlfriend and neighbour all collide into a psychological mess in this effortlessly complex drama.
A superb psychological study unusual and subtle, this is an old-fashioned art house sleeper hit!
A hint of Michael Haneke... and an echo of Roman Polanski.
Summer 04 is a rare thing: a successfully asymmetrical drama... difficult to predict ... emotionally charged.


At 40, Miriam's life seems ideal. Beautiful and assured, she has a happy relationship with her husband André and their 15-year-old son Nils. But when Nils invites his brazenly sensual teenage girlfriend to spend the holidays with them at their summer home, Miriam finds herself unexpectedly jealous of the young girl's ongoing flirtation with an older man. Her newly awakened bitterness and self-doubt draw her into a secret affair that threatens to bring her happy existence to an abrupt and sudden end.

Original Languages: German
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 97 min.
Year: 2006


Martina Gedeck
Robert Seeliger
Svea Lohde
Stefan Krohmer


Director Stefan Krohmer