People on Sunday

People on Sunday

Directed by Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer • 1930 • Germany

Years before they became major players in Hollywood, a group of young German filmmakers, including eventual noir masters Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer and future Oscar winners Billy Wilder and Fred Zinnemann, worked together on the once-in-a-lifetime collaboration PEOPLE ON SUNDAY (MENSCHEN AM SONNTAG). This effervescent, sunlit silent, about a handful of city dwellers (a charming cast of nonprofessionals) enjoying a weekend outing, offers a rare glimpse of Weimar-era Berlin. A unique hybrid of documentary and fictional storytelling, PEOPLE ON SUNDAY was both an experiment and a mainstream hit that would influence generations of film artists around the world.

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People on Sunday
  • People on Sunday

    Directed by Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer • 1930 • Germany

    Years before they became major players in Hollywood, a group of young German filmmakers, including eventual noir masters Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer and future Oscar winners Billy Wilder and Fred Zinnemann, worked together on ...

Extras

  • Weekend am Wannsee

    This 2000 documentary by Gerald Koll looks back at the making of PEOPLE ON SUNDAY and features interviews with star Brigitte Borchert, writer Curt Siodmak, and film restorer Martin Koerber.

  • Ins Blaue hinein

    PEOPLE ON SUNDAY cinematographer Eugen Schufftan directed the 1931 INS BLAUE HINEIN (INTO THE BLUE). This exuberant film is stylistically similar to PEOPLE ON SUNDAY in many ways.