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Sun Alley (1999)
"Sonnenallee" (original title)

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A group of kids grow up on the short, wrong (east) side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin, right next to one of the few border crossings between East and West reserved for German citizens. The ... See full summary »

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Alexander Scheer ...
Michael 'Micha' Ehrenreich
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Mario
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Wuschel
Teresa Weißbach ...
Miriam Sommer
Detlev Buck ...
ABV
Katharina Thalbach ...
Mutter Ehrenreich
Henry Hübchen ...
Vater Ehrenreich
Ignaz Kirchner ...
Onkel Heinz
Annika Kuhl ...
Sabine Ehrenreich
Elena Meißner ...
Sabrina
Horst Lebinsky ...
Grenzer
Martin Moeller ...
Kosscke
Patrick Güldenberg ...
Appel
David Müller ...
Brötchen
Margit Carstensen ...
Direktorin
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A group of kids grow up on the short, wrong (east) side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin, right next to one of the few border crossings between East and West reserved for German citizens. The antics of these kids, their families, of the "West German" friends and relatives who come to visit, and of the East German border guards, all serve to illustrate the absurdity of everyday life on the Sonnenallee, and therefore throughout the former East Germany. Written by GMeleJr

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Miriam's neighbors are called Paul and Paula and Winfried Glatzeder plays the neighbor Paul. This is a reference to The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973), starring Winfried Glatzeder and Angelica Domröse as Paul and Paula. See more »

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Sex, drugs and "rock 'n' roll"...
22 October 1999 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The movie is located in a Berlin street of the 70's - the Sonnenallee. The street is divided by the Wall. Micha and his friends live on the other side of the Wall - in the East.

This movie shows us that DDR-Kids were not very different from those in the West. They are not interested in politics or communism, but in what is much more important: SEX DRUGS AND ROCK 'N' ROLL!

In addition to this interesting insight into everyday life in the DDR the movie is really funny. There are so many comedy elements in it. There is for example a scene in which a East German soldier tries to explain to a West German why the Eastern radio is superior to the Western technology - it has less functions and is therefore easier to handle. And the disastrous party is just great... But - just watch it!


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