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.
NTSC Region 1
German with English Subtitles
Bonus features: Deleted scenes, Cast and crew interviews, Trailers
‘An intense look at the unraveling of a man…impossible to turn away from.’
— DVD & Blu-ray Release Report
‘Subtlety, complex characters, enormous tension, a clever psychology and great actors distinguish the very remarkable German drama The Summer House.’
— Fipresci, The International Federation of Film Critics