Stefan Krohmer – Sommer ’04 AKA Summer ’04 (2006)

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A family vacation sets the stage for an often uncomfortable generational battle. Krohmer constructs an unpredictable love triangle between Miriam (Martina Gedeck), a still-radiant forty-something mother and wife, her son’s 12-year-old girlfriend, Livia (Svea Lohde) and Bill (Robert Seeliger), the charming American expat in his twenties to whom both women find themselves drawn.

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The characters who become enmeshed in the story are all reasonable, likable, exasperating, and appalling – and you are made to sense the horrifying moral vacuum that exists underneath their progressive assumptions of what it means to ‘be a good person. Continue reading