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Sun Alley

2000 1h 27m Comedy Romance List
Reviews 81% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Michael (Alexander Scheer) is a teenager coming of age in 1970s East Berlin. He and his friends daily traverse Sonnenallee, a street bisected by the West Berlin border, an ever-present reminder of a free world just beyond the wall. The teens rebel against their insular communist surroundings by immersing themselves in contraband rock records and other forms of pop art. What is at first a fad becomes a lifesaver as each kid comes to face the crushing realities of impending adulthood. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member should watch it again Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member A lighthearted German comedy that tries so hard to be inoffensive (an extended cut for TV has several new scenes absent from the theatrical version, some of them certainly more dramatic than anything we see here) that it will probably be more appealing to those who lived in that time. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member this movie is the comedy version (but well developed) of "bye bye Lenin", with a great music references Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member okay for a normal movie. but not really good for a german film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member klasse. leander haußmann fängt zeitgeist und stimmung auf wie kein anderer. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Funny, and did a good job of condensing the book. Some unnecessary scenes, though, as is typical of German films... Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Michael (Alexander Scheer) is a teenager coming of age in 1970s East Berlin. He and his friends daily traverse Sonnenallee, a street bisected by the West Berlin border, an ever-present reminder of a free world just beyond the wall. The teens rebel against their insular communist surroundings by immersing themselves in contraband rock records and other forms of pop art. What is at first a fad becomes a lifesaver as each kid comes to face the crushing realities of impending adulthood.
Director
Leander Haußmann
Producer
Claus Boje, Detlev Buck
Production Co
Boje Buck Produktion GmbH [de]
Genre
Comedy, Romance
Original Language
German
Runtime
1h 27m
Sound Mix
Surround