Solo Sunny (1979)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Slice of Life  |   Release Date - Jan 18, 1980 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - East Germany  |  
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This East German youth film stars Renate Kroessner as Sunny, an ex-factory worker who sings in a band called "The Tornadoes." As the title implies, Sunny wants to go solo, as both a musician and a woman, her independence having been compromised by her relationships with three troublesome men as well as by the restrictions of the band. Co-director Wolfgang Kohlhaase's energetic script and plentiful views of Berlin nightlife made this film a big hit with German teens, and Stroessner's performance won her a "Best Actress" statue at the 1980 Berlin Film Festival.

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band [music group], factory-worker, independence, music, women's-issues