German Film Series: Experiencing Berlin
Sonnenallee (Sun Alley) (1999)
dir. Leander Haußmann
1h 41min, English subtitles
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. (IMDb)
Sponsored by: Department of Germanics
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