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People on Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag) (Germany, 1930)

Directed by Kurt (Curt) Siodmak, Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer. Script, Billy Wilder. Cast Annie Schreyer, Brigitte Borchert, Christl Ehlers, Erwin Splettstosser, Wolfgang Von Waltershausen. An effervescent silent film about a handful of city dwellers enjoying a weekend outing that offers a rare glimpse of Weimar-era Berlin. A unique hybrid of documentary and fictional storytelling, the film was both an experiment and a mainstream hit that would influence generations of film artists around the world. People On Sunday represents an astonishing confluence of talent, an early collaboration by a group of German filmmakers who would all go on to become major Hollywood players. Bonus features on : "Weekend am Wansee" documentary about the film (2000) ; "Ins Blaue hinein" documentary (1931, 36 min.) Special features on : Biographical information on directors and screenwriters and the 1951 short film "This year -- London" / directed by John Krish. 73 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database Reviews and articles: Koepnick, Lutz "The bearable lightness of being : People on Sunday (1930)." In: Weimar cinema : an essential guide to classic films of the era / edited by Noah Isenberg. New York : Columbia University Press, c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G4 W357 2009) Loffler, Petra. "The ordinary life of ordinary people: Menschen am Sonntag." In: Edgar G. Ulmer : essays on the king of the B's / edited by Bernd Herzogenrath ; foreword by Ariann e Ulmer Cipes. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.U46 E57 2009)