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SOMETIME IN AUGUST

by Sebastian Schipper

synopsis

Happy and in love, Thomas and Hanna arrive at their new country cottage where they plan to spend the summer. But then Thomas’ brother Friedrich unexpectedly arrives – his wife and child have just left him. After initial difficulties with Friedrich’s reserved manner, Hanna begins to appreciate his reliability and responsibility – virtues one would not necessarily associate with witty, anarchistic Thomas. The next day Hanna picks up her goddaughter Augustine from Berlin. The four of them now work on the house, swim in the lake, play guitar. The more time they spend together, the clearer it becomes that silly billy Thomas persists in behaving like a teenager, while Hanna and Friedrich work on the house in tacit intimacy as if they were the parents of two adolescents. An éclat is inevitable …

international title: Sometime in August
original title: Mitte Ende August
country: Germany
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Sebastian Schipper
film run: 90'
release date: DE 30/07/2009
screenplay: Sebastian Schipper
cast: Milan Peschel, Marie Bäumer, Anna Brüggemann, André Hennicke, Gert Voss, Agnese Zeltina
cinematography by: Frank Blau
film editing: Horst Reiter
art director: Tamo Kunz
costumes designer: Silke Faber
music: Vic Chesnutt
producer: Sebastian Zühr, Henning Ferber, Marcus Welke
production: Film1 GmbH & Co KG, Senator Film Produktion, NDR - Norddeutscher Rundfunk
backing: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), Nordmedia
distributor: Senator Filmverleih