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18 January 1980 (East Germany) See more »
Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the music-scene of East-Berlin. They play regular gigs in small towns... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
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
Michael Christian ... Mann
Thomas Neumann ... Volkspolizist
Johanna Schall ... Neue
Lothar Warneke ... Zapfer
Uwe Zerbe ... Meister

Directed by
Konrad Wolf 
Wolfgang Kohlhaase (co-director)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Wolfgang Kohlhaase 
Dieter Wolf  dramatisation

Original Music by
Günther Fischer 
Cinematography by
Eberhard Geick 
Film Editing by
Evelyn Carow 
Production Design by
Alfred Hirschmeier 
Costume Design by
Rita Bieler 
Makeup Department
Christa Eifler .... makeup artist
Irmela Holzapfel .... makeup artist
Jürgen Holzapfel .... makeup artist
Production Management
Herbert Ehler .... production leader
Harald Jahn .... assistant production manager
Werner Teichmann .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Doris Borkmann .... assistant director
Art Department
Lothar Kuhn .... set builder
Kurt Pentzien .... property master
Gisela Schulze .... set dresser
Dietrich Tillak .... set designer (as Dieter Tillack)
Sound Department
Konrad Walle .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Eckhardt Hartkopf .... assistant camera
Jürgen Jankowski .... gaffer
Dieter Lück .... still photographer
Other crew
Jutta Voigt .... consultant

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Germany:100 min
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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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1 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
The role of women in Solo Sunny, 18 September 2005
Author: vj_kristeene from Philippines

The movie is about the role of women in the GDR... basically, women were craving for independence and appreciation. Sunny, the lead character, tried her best to survive in a very hostile place/group. The men in her life were actually seen as the antagonists. The character development was at times inconsistent... Contradiction could also be observed in that movie like Sunny, having been developed as an independent character, needed someone, like Ralph, to fill the space or emptiness...

Although I am a feminist myself, I didn't like the character of Sunny because in the movie, she was seen as a very irresponsible woman... a woman of the world... a woman who didn't care about the people around her... a modern woman...

The movie is a bit dragging and exasperating at some point... but nevertheless, it is a movie about changes and realizations...

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