THE SUMMER HOUSE (2014)
Label: Artsploitation Films
Region Code: A
Duration: 95 minutes
Audio: German Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo with Optional English Subtitles
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
Director: Curtis Burz
Cast: Sten Jacobs, Anna Altmann, Jaspar Fuld, Nina Splettstösser
Warning: THIS IS NOT THE TYPICAL ARTSPLOITATION HORROR FILM!
We here at Artsploitation Films love international horror and thrillers. It is our cinematic bread and butter. But we also watch and like art films and controversial films. And this is where THE SUMMER HOUSE lies. It is a thoughtful and ultimately devastating psychological thriller about a married man's sexual obsession with a young boy. Think American Beauty, Lolita, and most of all, Death in Venice.
The storyline definitely makes for uncomfortable viewing. But the acting is exceptional and the film offers a devastating conclusion. An intriguing film for adventurous film-goers not put off by its indelicate theme.
Not for you? Skip it, we have some amazing horror films coming in September!
Synopsis: The architect and head of the family Markus Larsen secretly lives out his bisexual tendencies while his wife Christine and their 11-year-old daughter Elisabeth drown in unbearable loneliness. When Markus gets to know the 12-year-old son of a colleague, he feels an immediate affection for the boy. Slowly, Markus begins to approach Johannes and creates an intimacy of which he increasingly loses control. While his wife and daughter are damagingly affected by their symbiotic relationship, Johannes is playing his own secret game which, in the end, leads to disaster for every family member.
- Deleted scenes
- Cast and crew interviews
THE SUMMER HOUSE Official Trailer