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Solo Sunny (1980)

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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Renate Krößner ...
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
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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

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18 January 1980 (East Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Gia mia thesi sti zoi  »

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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 »

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Sunny is a singer in a band who wants to have a solo career and looking for love.
29 September 2005 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

The female character was said to be not a representation of the women on the GDR at that time. She was considered to be aggressive and unfeminine due to her behavior. In this film, the female heroine was shown in a different light. This was one of the DEFA films that pictured women in as independent individuals who were for social change. The character of Sunny was not like other female characters that were usually portrayed at their workplaces, as average individuals.

Sunny's character was not a conformist to the standards set by the society. She was aiming for change; she was striving for self-fulfillment. This was depicted through her dream of becoming a solo performer. She wanted to be recognized and have a place in society.

Her character was shown as a strong one because she fights against the cruelty of men to her. But then signs of weaknesses were also shown during her suicide attempt.

It helped that the film was in color because it matches Sunny's character, very vibrant. Add to that the lively music background. Since Suny is a singer, and a performer, these elements have helped a lot in the development of the film.


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