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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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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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Director Leander Haußmann claims that the film is not based upon Thomas Brussig' novel. According to Haußmann, he, Brussig and Detlev Buck had written the screenplay together, and Brussig had written his novel afterwords. See more »

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References Die Legende von Paul und Paula (1973) See more »

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Du hast den Farbfilm vergessen
Written by Michael Heubach (uncredited) and Kurt Demmler (uncredited)
Performed by Nina Hagen
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Great movie !
4 September 2000 | by 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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