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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 »

Director:

Leander Haußmann

Writers:

Thomas Brussig (screenplay), Leander Haußmann (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexander Scheer ... Michael 'Micha' Ehrenreich
Alexander Beyer ... Mario
Robert Stadlober ... Wuschel
Teresa Weißbach Teresa Weißbach ... Miriam Sommer
Detlev Buck Detlev Buck ... ABV
Katharina Thalbach ... Mutter Ehrenreich
Henry Hübchen Henry Hübchen ... Vater Ehrenreich
Ignaz Kirchner Ignaz Kirchner ... Onkel Heinz
Annika Kuhl Annika Kuhl ... Sabine Ehrenreich
Elena Meißner Elena Meißner ... Sabrina
Horst Lebinsky Horst Lebinsky ... Grenzer
Martin Moeller Martin Moeller ... Kosscke
Patrick Güldenberg ... Appel
David Müller David Müller ... Brötchen
Margit Carstensen ... Direktorin
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance

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Details

Official Sites:

Delphi Filmverleih GmbH

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

7 October 1999 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Sun Alley See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The date this film was released, 7 October 1999, would have been exactly the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the German Democratic Republic. See more »

Connections

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

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my whole youth on the east side of the wall
22 August 2009 | by Michael L. (DXtv)See all my reviews

You won't believe it ... but this movie describes my whole sucking youth on the eastern side of the iron curtain! My name is Michael (short Micha), I was just 16 years old when the wall became opened and I lived (and still live) on the eastern side of Berlin :D Yeah! That movie is telling the absolutely truth of my youth and the life of all the other young people in East Berlin - not only them who lived nearby the wall! My western relatives brought (smuggled) some western stuff to the GDR which we couldn't buy on the east side ... except you had some DM (Deutsche Mark /currency of West Germany) ... for that money you had the chance to buy western stuff in some so called "Intershops" on the east side. But because not so many people had hard currencies, the black market was the first and mostly only choice for us to buy western music, western magazines and any other western stuff illegally for a much higher price. For a simple Stones album you had to pay a damn huge price ... up to 200 or 300 Mark (former eastern currency) as far as I remember ... most people in the GDR got up to 800 Mark per month. The already working youth had not much more then 150 Mark per month.

Yeah ... that movie is telling the absolutely truth about my live ... well ... up to 90 percent ;o) Watch that movie! DO IT!!! :D


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