Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the music-scene of East-Berlin. They play regular gigs in small towns, but Sunny feels out of touch with the audience and her life ... See full summary »

Writers:

, (dramatisation)
Reviews
13 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A film about living and working conditons in the GDR of the 60's Includes a little lovestory of course.

Director: Frank Beyer
Stars: Manfred Krug, Krystyna Stypulkowska, Jutta Hoffmann
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Paul and Paula have had bad experiences with love: Paul is financially well off but has lost all affection for his wife, and Paula leads a troublesome life raising two children on her own. ... See full summary »

Director: Heiner Carow
Stars: Angelica Domröse, Winfried Glatzeder, Heidemarie Wenzel
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

April 1945: Gregor Hecker, 19 years of age, reaches the outskirts of Berlin as part of the Red Army's scouting team. Having fled Germany with his family when he was eight, he is confronted ... See full summary »

Director: Konrad Wolf
Stars: Jaecki Schwarz, Vasiliy Livanov, Aleksey Eybozhenko
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

As a painter in the court of King Carlos IV, Goya - played by the great Lithuanian actor Donatas Banionis (The Red Tent, Solaris) - has attained wealth and reputation. He believes in King ... See full summary »

Director: Konrad Wolf
Stars: Donatas Banionis, Olivera Katarina, Fred Düren
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A tragicomic movie which focuses on two women and their daily struggle for survival during a summer in Berlin. Katrin, a jobless single mom, and Nike, a nurse, live in the same house and ... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Dresen
Stars: Inka Friedrich, Nadja Uhl, Andreas Schmidt
Freistatt (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young free mind German 14 year old boy in a northern Lower Saxony province town is in love with his mother. His stepfather intentifies him as an competitor and let him bring into a ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Brummund
Stars: Louis Hofmann, Alexander Held, Stephan Grossmann
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After a breakdown, Rita returns to her childhood village. It is 1961. As she recovers, she remembers the past two years: her love for the chemist Manfred, ten years her senior; his ... See full summary »

Director: Konrad Wolf
Stars: Renate Blume, Eberhard Esche, Hans Hardt-Hardtloff
Born in '45 (1966)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The only feature film by the painter and documentary filmmaker, Juergen Boettcher. Inspired by the Italian neo-realists, he developed a sensitive style characterized by accurate social ... See full summary »

Director: Jürgen Böttcher
Stars: Monika Hildebrand, Rolf Römer, Paul Eichbaum
Bornholmer Straße (TV Movie 2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A comic look at the fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989, told from the point of view of the German border guards at the checkpoint where it all started.

Director: Christian Schwochow
Stars: Charly Hübner, Milan Peschel, Ulrich Matthes
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch, Ivan Desny
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: Bibiana Beglau, Richard Kropf, Martin Wuttke
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Professor Hans Mamlock is the distinguished chief of surgery in a university hospital. The year is 1933, and although the Professor is Jewish, he remains unconcerned with politics and the ... See full summary »

Director: Konrad Wolf
Stars: Wolfgang Heinz, Ursula Burg, Hilmar Thate
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sunny
Alexander Lang ...
Ralph
Dieter Montag ...
Harry
Heide Kipp ...
Christine
Klaus Brasch ...
Norbert
Hansjürgen Hürrig ...
Hubert
Harald Warmbrunn ...
Benno
Olaf Mierau ...
Udo
Ursula Braun ...
Frau Pfeiffer
Regine Doreen ...
Monika
Klaus Händel ...
Bernd
Rolf Pfannenstein ...
Ernesto
Bernd Stegemann ...
Detlev
Fred Düren ...
Doktor
Ulrich Anschütz ...
Grafiker
Edit

Storyline

Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the music-scene of East-Berlin. They play regular gigs in small towns, but Sunny feels out of touch with the audience and her life as a whole. She begins a relationship with the amateur saxophonist and studied philosopher Ralph who writes her a very personal song - but his obsession with death and unfaithful lifestyle is not for her. After getting into a quarrel with a band member who harasses her and telling off a show-host she is thrown out of the band. Abandoned, she struggles to regain control over her life. Written by c.winter

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 January 1980 (East Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Gia mia thesi sti zoi  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Orwocolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

While director Konrad Wolf was very fond of Wolfgang Kohlhaase's script, he had trouble with its subject matter and believed it just wasn't his kind of story. However, he reportedly changed his mind during a car ride from the film studios in Babelsberg to Berlin, stating that he had figured out what he would like to achieve with this film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Solo Sunny
Music by Günther Fischer, Lyrics by Wolfgang Kohlhaase
Sung by Regine Dobberschütz with Günther Fischer-Sextett
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
solo sunny is a film about women's wants and quest for a place in society
27 September 2005 | by (Manila, Philippines) – See all my reviews

Sunny is a singer in a roving band. She has a restless life. She is single and she lives on her own. She seeks her individual self-fulfillment. She shows her individuality by living a bohemian life, wearing glamorous makeup and acting provocatively most of the time. She has a feisty personality. Sunny has one ambition: to be a star. Throughout the film, she gets ready for a big solo performance.

I like the way she was portrayed. Her rebelliousness has a certain appeal which adds to the charm of the movie. DEFA's female characters are often portrayed as regular workers. They have no glamorous trappings. In spite of Sunny's "glamor," (as required by her singing job) we can still see that she works hard. Unlike Hollywood films, DEFA women characters are not portrayed as temptresses, vamps etc.


2 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?