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This smash hit, which captures the East German "70's style" in its gritty-glitzy visuals and its catchy soundtrack, is ranked by film critics among the 100 Most Significant German Films of all time.

Sunny (Renate Krossner, Go for Zucker), an aspiring singer, longs for fulfillment and to be recognized as someone special. She gets kicked out of her band, but starts over in the "underground" scene of East Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg. Based on a true story, in this film Konrad Wolf and Wolfgang Kohlhaase addressed the longings and frustrations of East German youth.

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Rene

In the 1990s I was lucky enough to spend many a summer in Sunny's then liberated Prenzlauerberg. With Russia gone and nobody really in charge Berlin became the center of european youth culture. It's striking to see the grey oppressive atmosphere of it's former self compared with the ...Read more