Sunnie comes to Berlin from the sticks, meeting all manner of punks, bums and freaks between Bahnhof Zoo and Kreuzberg, with all the flair of 1980s West Berlin, a hodgepodge of frustration, misery, a longing for peace and harmony and the dismantling of all Western values in a spirit of carefree anarchy. The film version of the hit Berlin musical.
Cast: Inka Groetschel, Ilona Schulz, Petra Zieser, Dieter Landuris, Thomas Ahrens, Dietrich Lehmann, Rainer Strecker, Andreas Schmidt u.a.
Screenplay: Volker Ludwig, Reinhard Hauff
Original Material: Volker Ludwig, Birger Heymann
Director of Photography: Frank Brühne
Film Editor: Peter Przygodda
Composer: Birger Heymann
Production Designer: Benedikt Herforth, Matthias Fischer-Dieskau
Producer: Eberhard Junkersdorf, W.D. Brücker/WDR
Production Company: Bioskop-Film GmbH
Co-Production Company: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), SFB Berlin
Distributor: STUDIOCANAL GmbH
Director: Reinhard Hauff
Reinhard Hauff was born 1939 as son of a magistrate in Marburg, Germany. He moved to Munich to study literature and sociology, dropping out to work for television at Munich's Bavaria Studios. The top German entertainment director of the time, Michael Pfleghar, became his mentor starting 1964. But Hauff wanted to make movies: In 1968, he started to make documentaries, TV movies and theatrical films. In 1974, he co-founded Bioskop Film together with Volker Schlöndorff and Eberhard Junkersdorf. STAMMHEIM – THE BAADER-MEINHOF GANG ON TRIAL won the Golden Bear at Berlin 1986. In 1993, he started to retire from active filmmaking and became head of dffb film school in Berlin, where he shared his expertise with young filmmakers until 2005. Reinhard Hauff lives in Munich with his wife.
After the film: Q&A with director Reinhard Hauff