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176 Ratings

Solo Sunny

East Germany, 1980
Drama, Music


Sunny is the pop singer of a mediocre band. They play in small towns, but Sunny feels out of touch with her life as a whole. She starts a relationship with a saxophonist, althoughhis obsession with death is not for her. After getting into a quarrel with a band member, she is thrown out of the group.

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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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