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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michael 'Micha' Ehrenreich
... Mario
... Wuschel
Teresa Weißbach ... Miriam Sommer
Detlev Buck ... ABV
... Mutter Ehrenreich
Henry Hübchen ... Vater Ehrenreich
Ignaz Kirchner ... Onkel Heinz
Annika Kuhl ... Sabine Ehrenreich
Elena Meißner ... Sabrina
Horst Lebinsky ... Grenzer
Martin Moeller ... Kosscke
... Appel
David Müller ... Brötchen
... 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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a funny piece of history
16 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

'Sonnenallee' is definitly the funniest german pic this year and furthermore a perfectly developed piece of history, that soon will be forgotten trough to the fall of the berlin wall. The biggest plus on Leander Haussmanns film is the cast of no-names, who give so much realism to the flick that you feel thrown back in time without any doubt. And I laughed troughout the whole 90 minutes. Nevertheless will it be difficult for the movie to get real attention outside germany trough to the specific theme, but a must for everyone inside this country.


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