People on Sunday

People on Sunday

Director: Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Fred Zinnemann
Cast: Kurt Gerron

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/28/2011
UPC: 0715515082914
Original Release: 1929
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:13:00
Sales rank: 25,590

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-both presented as uncompressed stereo soundtracks; 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

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People on Sunday 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
c_giroux More than 1 year ago
Next best thing to time travel.