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54 Ratings

Solo Sunny

East Germany, 1980
Drama, Music


Sunny is a pop singer in a mediocre band. She longs to be happy and recognized as someone special. Sunny gets kicked out of the band, but she starts over in the “underground” scene of Prenzlauer Berg in East Berlin.

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Solo Sunny Directed by Konrad Wolf, Wolfgang Kohlhaase

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1980 | 4 wins including: Best Actress


Chicago International Film Festival

1980 | Winner: Best Script (Gold Plaque)

Critics reviews

If there’s one net benefit of attending festivals outside your home city, it’s the experiences that lead you out of your comfort zone. . . . For cinephiles like myself—who know little about contemporary German cinema apart from Fassbinder or Herzog, and nothing at all about East German cinema—even a film of modest ambitions like Solo Sunny can be a window into a strange world.
December 11, 2016
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