Silly's Sweet Summer

Twelve-year-old Martin is a little too small for his age. Too thin and too quiet, as his mother is unfortunately always reminding him. He and his blue baseball cap are joined at the hip, or rather, at the head. Martin and his parents have just moved to the quiet little town of Bellbach. A new home, a new school, but no new friends. Even on his first day, there's trouble. Whilst out shopping Martin unwittingly blows the whistle on a boy stealing cigarettes and, from this moment on, Oliver is bent on getting his revenge from 'stupid hat'! The second day isn't much better because Martin winds up of all places in Oliver's class. And what's more, this great girl with translucent eyes and a lovely smile turns out to be none other than Oliver's girlfriend. With great ingenuity Martin somehow manages to get to know Silke. She even invites him out to 'Riverpool', an old, disused swimming pool in a river that was supposed to be Silke and Oliver's secret meeting place. Martin lies down next to Silke, gazing lovingly into her face when suddenly, Oliver appears on the scene...

Festivals: Berlin IFF, Cinemagic FF, Ciné-Jeune de l'Aisne IFF, Zlin International FF for Children & Youth, Carrousel IFF de Rimouski (Canada), TURSAK Istanbul

Bis zum Umzug ins verschlafene Bellbach war das Leben des zwölfjährigen, wohlbehüteten Martin eigentlich ganz okay, plötzlich aber sieht er sich mit einer unerwarteten Realität konfrontiert: Erst erwischt ihn die erste Liebe, dann die Faust von Oliver. Ein verdammt kompliziertes Leben! Aber Martin beginnt zu kämpfen: um Silke, gegen Oliver und schließlich um die Freundschaft von beiden.


Deutscher Fernsehpreis - German TV Award (2009)
  Deutscher Fernsehpreis
    nominated    Best Series ()