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417 Ratings

People on Sunday

Menschen am Sonntag

Germany, 1930
Documentary, Drama, Silent


People on Sunday was both an experiment and a mainstream hit that would influence generations of film artists around the world. This unique hybrid of documentary and fictional storytelling offers a rare glimpse of Weimar-era Berlin.

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People on Sunday Directed by Curt Siodmak, Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer ...

Critics reviews

The mark of a professional is reliability; the talented amateur delivers wonders as happy accidents but lacks the technique to be malleable or, for that matter, predictable. An amateur is a force of nature, which is why a satisfying performance by an amateur is overwhelming and awe-inspiring, as seen in the 1930 silent film “People on Sunday”.
January 14, 2015
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…A breezy, comic, yet documentary-inflected narrative about a group of Berliners on a weekend outing. In its use of non-actors, in its casual approach to storytelling, in its sensual directness, and its almost anthropological take on its time and urban setting, People on Sunday is seen today by scholars as a forerunner of both Italian neorealism and the French New Wave.
January 20, 2014
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