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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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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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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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Dolby

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Color

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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 »

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Great movie !
4 September 2000 | by marco-111See 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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