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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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Party in WILD WILD East. See more »

Genres:

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 »

Alternate Versions

German TV version runs ca. 10 minutes longer than the theatrical/home video version. See more »

Connections

Features Am laufenden Band (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Du hast den Farbfilm vergessen
Written by Michael Heubach (uncredited) and Kurt Demmler (uncredited)
Performed by Nina Hagen
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long laugh
10 June 2002 | by jomfruphdSee all my reviews

i laughed the whole way through. the no-name actors gave this film a breath of reality, and after this triumph, i'm sure we'll see much more of them. it would have been easy for this film to bog itself down in the muck of trying to do something really serious with the subject matter and situations, but it remained light and playful and self-mocking. i was actually scared by how much the characters reminded me of my own family! i'm not sure what that says about me, but it makes for some hillarious scenes in the film. everyone should see this comic gem that proves germans have a great sense of humor and can laugh at themselves along with everyone else.


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