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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
Color (Orwocolor)
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This is the last completed film by the famous East German director Konrad Wolf - and commercially his most successful one.See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Never give up!, 25 September 2005
Author: meggy_cold316 from Philippines

The most significant element in this film is the protagonist, the heroine that portrayed a different character from the women in other DEFA films. I really admire the personality of Sunny: self-determining and strong-willed. Sunny was a clear representation of the position of women in the GDR society during those times. She was not the ideal nor the stereotypical woman. Rather, she was an embodiment of reality- a woman who works according to her capabilities, a woman who won't let anyone or anything overpower her.

Besides its intention to present issues about women, this film also served as an instrument to motivate its audience through the themes it carried with it. As a viewer, I was inspired to pursue the things that were just stocked in my mind until I've seen this film.

Socially relevant, instigating, thought-provoking. This is Solo Sunny.

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