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Solo Sunny (1980)

Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the music-scene of East-Berlin. They play regular gigs in small towns, but Sunny feels out of touch with the audience and her life ... See full summary »

Directors:

Konrad Wolf, Wolfgang Kohlhaase (co-director)

Writers:

Wolfgang Kohlhaase (scenario), Dieter Wolf (dramatisation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Renate Krößner ... Sunny
Alexander Lang Alexander Lang ... Ralph
Dieter Montag Dieter Montag ... Harry
Heide Kipp Heide Kipp ... Christine
Klaus Brasch Klaus Brasch ... Norbert
Hansjürgen Hürrig Hansjürgen Hürrig ... Hubert
Harald Warmbrunn Harald Warmbrunn ... Benno
Olaf Mierau Olaf Mierau ... Udo
Ursula Braun Ursula Braun ... Frau Pfeiffer
Regine Doreen Regine Doreen ... Monika
Klaus Händel Klaus Händel ... Bernd
Rolf Pfannenstein Rolf Pfannenstein ... Ernesto
Bernd Stegemann Bernd Stegemann ... Detlev
Fred Düren Fred Düren ... Doktor
Ulrich Anschütz Ulrich Anschütz ... Grafiker
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Storyline

Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the music-scene of East-Berlin. They play regular gigs in small towns, but Sunny feels out of touch with the audience and her life as a whole. She begins a relationship with the amateur saxophonist and studied philosopher Ralph who writes her a very personal song - but his obsession with death and unfaithful lifestyle is not for her. After getting into a quarrel with a band member who harasses her and telling off a show-host she is thrown out of the band. Abandoned, she struggles to regain control over her life. Written by c.winter

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Genres:

Drama | Music

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Country:

East Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

18 January 1980 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Gia mia thesi sti zoi See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Orwocolor)
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Solo Sunny
Music by Günther Fischer, Lyrics by Wolfgang Kohlhaase
Sung by Regine Dobberschütz with Günther Fischer-Sextett
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Not your average Konrad Wolf film!
12 April 2004 | by moodzillaSee all my reviews

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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