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Sun Alley (1999)

Sonnenallee (original title)
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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Michael 'Micha' Ehrenreich
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Mario
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Wuschel
Teresa Weißbach ...
Miriam Sommer
Detlev Buck ...
ABV
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Mutter Ehrenreich
Henry Hübchen ...
Vater Ehrenreich
Ignaz Kirchner ...
Onkel Heinz
Annika Kuhl ...
Sabine Ehrenreich
Elena Meißner ...
Sabrina
Horst Lebinsky ...
Grenzer
Martin Moeller ...
Kosscke
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Appel
David Müller ...
Brötchen
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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 Die Legende von Paul und Paula (1973), starring Winfried Glatzeder and Angelica Domröse as Paul and Paula. See more »

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Features Am laufenden Band (1974) See more »

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The Letter
Performed by Dynamo 5
Written by Wayne Carson Thompson
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Great movie !
4 September 2000 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

I caught this one on a long flight from Singapore to Vancouver in German with English subtitles and I really loved it, it was really funny and sad in some ways at the same time.

I probably can relate to it more than the average North American because I grew up in Europe, but I think the movie would be very enjoyable for more or less everybody, and surely better than some crappy movies recently seen on this side of the ocean

Highly recommended if you can find it.


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