Summertime Madness

TV Series

Video
a sideways look at serious questions prompted by the synchroneity of a mid-life crisis and a coming of age.
"Summertime Madness" takes a sometimes sideways look at serious questions prompted by the synchroneity of a mid-life crisis and a coming of age. It is summertime in smart suburbia. Frank, married with two children and in his mid-forties, gets to know Sascha, his 19-year-old neighbour. Both are very unhappy with their current lives and looking for an escape. Frank’s wife Carmen has been cheating for some time, and he receives little respect from his children or the employees in his company. He contemplates suicide as an escape. Then Sascha enters his chaotic world. Her sense of emptiness and isolation originates from a future for her that has been mapped out by her parents, but which she does not wish to pursue. As the daughter of a well-off family, the world is her oyster, but she only wants to be acknowledged for who she is.
Category
TV Series
Genre
Drama
Status
on screen
Awards
German Academy for Television Award 2017 "Best Camera", Eeva Fleig. German Academy for Television Nomination 2017 "Best Script", Bernd Lange, Sebastian Heeg, Valentina Brüning. German Television Award 2018 Nomination "Best Comedy-Series" and "Best Camera". Jupiter Award Nomination 2018 "Best TV-Series National".
Broadcaster
ZDFneo
Editor
Karina Ulitzsch
Cast
Marc Ben Puch
Laura Berlin
Lisa Martinek
Josef Heynert
Hans-Peter Hallwachs
Fabian Busch
Runa Greiner
Jannis Schmidt
Cinematographer
Eeva Fleig
production design
Martin Schreiber
Costume Design
Cornelia Streiter
Cutter
Julia Oehring
Composer
Martina Eisenreich
Casting
Karen Wendland
Screenplay
Bernd Lange, Sebastian Heeg, Valentina Brüning
Headwriter
Bernd Lange
Creative Producer
Anja Goll
Executive producer
Stefan Raiser, Felix Zackor
Director
Pia Strietmann (E1-3), Maurice Hübner (E4-6)