The Summer of Simon

Simon is a dreamer like many of us. He loves freedom and goes through walls with his head. A normal boy who would like to see San Francisco, the Pacific Ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge once in his life. The only thing standing between him and that dream was Duchenne muscular dystrophy, an incurable, life-shortening disease. But that couldn't stop the courageous man from a small town in Thuringia from living out his big dream with family and friends. A touching story of the summer of 2019 - Simon's summer. Great cinema for all who love to dream. And an unprecedented action by a community in which hundreds of people have given wings to a dream in a unique crowdfunding campaign.

  • Henryk Balkow
  • Henryk Balkow
  • Simon Philipp
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    The Summer of Simon
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 45 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 26, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    30 EUR
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    United States
  • Language:
    English, German
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Director - Henryk Balkow