Synopsis by Robert Firsching
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.
band [music group], factory-worker, independence, music, women's-issues