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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 ...
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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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Features Der schwarze Kanal (1960) See more »

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Fun and a bit of sadness to let people know about DDR
24 September 2009 | by (Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza) Italy) – See all my reviews

When I saw this movie I was in Germany for a period of studying with my university, and in the first days I was there, we attended a small course to let us know something more about German culture... anyway, in those first days our teacher proposed to see this movie, because she thought it could be useful for us, and she was right!! I didn't understand all the things the characters said ( I didn't know so good the language at that time ), but I could understand the major situations and make myself a small idea of the atmosphere the people in East Berlin lived in... the great thing is that they make it not with a drama, but using irony, awkward situations and lots of fun!! I will see it soon again, but I recommend it to everybody if someone wants to laugh, but also to think a bit about the problems the totalitarianism brought with it. Ciao dall'Italia!!


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