The Tenth Summer

The Tenth Summer

The Tenth Summer

  A summer in the early sixties in a small place called the Lower Külleskap: Here is governed by the stench of the economic miracle, here are the gender roles still work. And life is played out between the church, pub and kitchen. The nine-year old Charles Playground (visit Stührk Martin) is king of Külleskap Kalli, the secret rulers of the village, who roars with his red scooter through the small village and greets his subjects measured.

In those hot days Kalli experienced the first inkling of love because he has his eye on the neighbor’s daughter Franzi (Michelle Barthel), which finally gives him a kiss. And together with his buddies Polli and Walter kalii founded a zoo, for which he gets paid by scrap dealers of the place the real little monkey Kappu. Clear that his parents did not think it’s ok, so he gives the little guy in the attractive neighbor, Mrs. Hilfers (Erika Marozsan) in nursing, which is not well liked in the community. However, Kallis’s father (Kai Wiesinger) appears to have thrown an eye on the lady, because he kept disappearing into the house. The villagers begin whispering and calligrapher begins to worry, especially him) his mother (Catherine Bohm prohibits the use of the ladies next door. But eventually succeeds Kalli, despite the odds still conjure a successful circus show, so that this summer will remain unforgettable to all participants.

Carefully and full of warmth, the director tells the story of Jörg Grünler Kallis tenth summer on the book by Dieter Bongartz. And incidentally, he succeeds an atmospheric portrait of the postwar period full of color and without falling into the usual played down nostalgia that spawned all the problems and difficulties of an era under the rug. A refreshing and realistic real change from the usual family film à la Hollywood.

Title: The Tenth Summer Country of production: Germany Year of production: 2003 Length: 97 (Min) of material: Arsenal Film

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