People on Sunday

People on Sunday

People on Sunday

               Genre: Documentary, silent film
               Berlin, taxi driver, the Weimar Republic, Nikolassee

A silent declaration of love to Berlin

  appears with people on Sunday Edition moments within the film a classic of German cinema of the late silent era, which premiered in Berlin in 1930. The German capital during the Weimar Republic also provides the backdrop for this semi-documentary film gem that presents itself in the opening credits as “a film without actors.” Without professional actors, will this bold coquetry, for soon after the protagonists are presented accompanied by intertitles: the taxi driver, Erwin Splettstößer, the seller Brigitte Borchert, the officer, farmer, antique dealer, gigolo and current wine travelers Wolfgang von Walter Hausen, the film extra Christl Ehlers and Mannekin [sic] Annie Schreyer. “These five people were here for the first time in their lives before a camera,” is then explained to the audience, “Today they all go back to their jobs after .”

That the lives of these people Sunday in a pleasant punctuation everyday is transported, this film, which begins on a Saturday in Berlin, in unspeakably charming way. As steals the wine representatives Wolfgang around on the street for a while, at the lovely Chris, until he finally responds and invites you to the Café. It grows on a date Nikolaussee for Sunday, which will make itself very differently than expected, because Christl brings with her best friend, Brigitte, who like Wolfgang obviously too much. The taxi driver, Erwin will also be one of the party with the trip into nature, for his girlfriend Annie prefers to oversleep on the day off completely.

Planten they were originally on Saturday together must be held to the taxi driver, Erwin and his girlfriend Annie falling out so much in her little room, that she stays in bed, and gambled he blessed the evening drinking with his neighbors. That they zerrupfen in the heat of the moment her little gallery of celebrity photos, represents a wonderfully significant part of it that represents the entire alignment of people on Sunday: This is not an actor, and the usual presentation of the cinema of the times, but an unremarkable presentation the little people who play in the documentary simply portraits city itself.

Whether in the urban area or in the Sunday outdoor recreation in the waters of the city people begins on Sunday impressive images in black and white of the historic Berlin at the cameraman Eugen Schüfftan with his former assistant Fred Zinnemann (Twelve Clock at noon / High Noon, From Here to Eternity / From Here to Eternity, The Nun’s Story / The Nun’s Story), whose name does not appear in the crew, however, has designed with elegant ease. As directors are Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer, and listed as a screenwriter Billy [sic] Wilder after a report by Kurt [sic] Siodmak, said later considerably successful filmmaker, so to speak collectively staged this extraordinary debut. emigrated to ground the Nazi reign of terror in Germany, all five eventually in the U.S., where they rapidly each in his own way in the film industry established.

in people on the Sunday of heranwehende fug of the Nazi dictatorship is not yet feel and the characters embedded in the urban and rural ambience surprisingly modern and liberal for that time, just as the whole film appears as an innovative experiment with amateur actors appear, the refreshing, successful interaction undoubtedly inherent in the magic of a debut. The film, which is lost and the negative after a shortened, was rebuilt in Holland Film Museum copy was obtained, then turned mainly on Sundays, as this after all the free days was actually in their daily lives. So people on sunday and highly authentic moments that bring this well in many respects, curious and entertaining work of German film history into an important historical document – and not least to a charismatic love letter to the then Berlin, the Sunday light of those carefree summer days a serene cheerfulness breathes. Before the Monday again absorbed with his work, the protagonists, they arrange to meet for the next Sunday, on how the final text proclaims, wait four million people in Berlin.

(Mary Anderson)

Title: People on Sunday Country of production: , Germany Year of Production: 1929 Length: 74 (Min.) (# Released) at : Al! ve format: 4:3 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, German EAN: 4260155290022 Extras: booklet with information and background stories Talk with Claudius Seidl

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