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18 January 1980 (East Germany) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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13 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Lolas, "Brand X," Sembène, Renwick, Vigo
 (From MUBI. 9 April 2011, 7:43 AM, PDT)

Berlin to give two lifetime awards
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 3 December 2009, 4:00 AM, PST)

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Cast

  (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)
 
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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
 
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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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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Not your average Konrad Wolf film!, 12 April 2004
Author: Marty (moodzilla@earthlink.net) from Houston, Texas

Other Konrad Wolf films tend to handle political/war issues.. this one is more about day to day life in GDR. Toss in a bit of personal ambition/desire and you have a very unique film addressing career issues of 1970's Berlin. Filled with questions about the entertainment industry, women's issues, sexual liberation and more.....

Solo Sunny is not only an exploration into class issues (that where supposedly abolished by the GDR) but one into the existential meaning of why any of us are on this planet, no matter what our religion, nationality, ethnicity or gender. It is important to realize that Sunny represents, if only symbolicaly, many of the non- mainstream GDR citizens in her quest to realize her dreams.

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