Sonne und Beton

Feature film, DE, 2023, R: David Wnendt, 119 min

For Lukas, Gino, Julius and Sanchez, everyday life in dreary Berlin Neukölln always looks the same: During the day they shimmy through class, then they fight boredom, seek distraction on the game console, smoke pot and try to impress girls. They try to stay out of gang rivalries and drug deals until one fateful day in the summer when they get caught between the fronts.


  • Filmmakers on site


David Wnendt

  • Born in Gelsenkirchen in 1977, grew up in Islamabad, Miami, Brussels, Prague and Meckenheim
  • Studied at the FAMU in Prague and the HFF Konrad Wolf in Potsdam-Babelsberg
  • German film prize (screenplay) and Bavarian film prize (director) for “Kriegerin”
  • In 2018, Wnendt founded the production company Seven Elephants with others

Filmography (selection)

  • Kriegerin (2011)
  • Feuchtgebiete (2013)
  • Er ist wieder da (2015)
  • Tatort: Borowski und das dunkle Netz (2017)
  • The Sunlit Night (2021)