People on Sunday

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Overview

An early experiment in neo-realist filmmaking, Menschen Am Sonntag is a low-budget drama about two men, a cab driver and a salesman, who find themselves with nothing to do on a Sunday in Berlin. The friends pick up a couple of young women, and the four spend the day wandering the city streets before heading to a beach in Wannsee, where they go swimming and enjoy an idyllic afternoon by the lake. After a genial but determined attempt at seduction by the two men, the foursome returns to Berlin, with the depressing ...
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Overview

An early experiment in neo-realist filmmaking, Menschen Am Sonntag is a low-budget drama about two men, a cab driver and a salesman, who find themselves with nothing to do on a Sunday in Berlin. The friends pick up a couple of young women, and the four spend the day wandering the city streets before heading to a beach in Wannsee, where they go swimming and enjoy an idyllic afternoon by the lake. After a genial but determined attempt at seduction by the two men, the foursome returns to Berlin, with the depressing prospect of another working week looming before them. Menschen Am Sonntag is most notable today for the behind-the-camera contributions of several young German filmmakers who would later win greater fame after expatriating to the United States following the rise of the Third Reich, among them Billy Wilder, Fred Zinnemann, Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, and Curt Siodmak.
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Special Features

Two Scores: a Silent-Era-Style one by the Mont Alto Orchestra and a modern one by Elena Kats-Chernin, performed by the Czech Film Orchestra; ; Weekend am Wannsee, Gerald Koll's 2000 Documentary about the film, featuring Interviews with star Brigitte Borchert and Writer Curt Siodmak; ; Ins Blaue hinein, a thirty-six minute short from 1931 by People on Sunday cinematographer Eugen Schüfftan; ; Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Noah Isenberg and reprints by scriptwriter Billy Wilder and Director Robert Siodmak
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/2011
  • UPC: 715515083010
  • Original Release: 1929
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  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Subtitled / B&W / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:13:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 28,399

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kurt Gerron
Valeska Gert
Ernst Verebes
Technical Credits
Robert Siodmak Director
Edgar G. Ulmer Director
Fred Zinnemann Director
Eugen Schüfftan Cinematographer
Billy Wilder Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- People on Sunday
1. Opening Credits [1:27]
2. Erwin, Brigitte, Wolfgang, Christl, Annie [1:40]
3. Berlin. One Saturday [8:17]
4. Faces on the Wall [7:41]
5. Sunday [4:47]
6. 10:00 a.m., Nikolassee [9:46]
7. Picnic Lunch [2:53]
8. Good, Clean Fun [7:32]
9. "Smile, Please!" [2:13]
10. The Hat in the Tree and Other Games [6:23]
11. The Broken Record [5:34]
12. Boat Ride [7:10]
13. "Can Anyone Lend Me a Mark?" [2:53]
14. Plans for Next Sunday [3:54]
15. Back to Work [1:38]
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Disc #1 -- People on Sunday
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   Chapters
      Colar Bars
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  • Posted November 19, 2012

    Next best thing to time travel.

    Next best thing to time travel.

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