Sommer vorm Balkon (Summer in Berlin)
Sommer vorm Balkon (Summer in Berlin) (2007)

The relationship between two women living in contemporary Berlin sets the stage for director Andreas Dresen's low-key look at urban existence. Nike (Nadja Uhl) and Katrin (Inka Friedrich) live a quiet life, often simply enjoying each… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 30, 2007
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Holden
New York Times

Summer in Berlin is a pointedly unglamorous slice of life that could be set in any urban neighborhood where real estate prices haven't gone through the roof.

John Anderson
Newsday

A very female movie that transcends language and gender.

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Jay Antani
Boxoffice Magazine

At once natural and designed, funny and sad, Dresen's story approximates the capriciousness of life itself, and that may be the highest praise any work of art could ask for.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

For a film set during a sweltering season, precious little dramatic heat is brought to bear.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

You won't encounter many movies nearly as good this year from anywhere.

Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

What we seem to have in Andreas Schmidt is a Buster Keaton/Marty Feldman in Teutonic skin.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

The movie tends to wander between story lines and characters without any real sense of purpose.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

Summer in Berlin is most affecting as a character study of two women in their late thirties, at the precise moment in their lives when, with middle age on the march, the fritterings and posturings of youth offer respite.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Dresen's film has an ingratiating, improvisatory airiness to it which, along with Wolfgang Kohlhaase's deeply humane screenplay, affords much viewer satisfaction.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Summer in Berlin", Katrin(Inka Friedrich) and Nike(Nadja Uhl) are the best of friends who live in the same apartment… More