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Menschen am Sonntag

Author: Moriz SeelerBilly WilderCurt SiodmakRobert SiodmakEdgar G UlmerAll authors
Publisher: London : BFI Video Pub., [2005?]
Series: History of the avant-garde.
Edition/Format:   DVD video   Book : German : Standard formatView all editions and formats
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"A tale of five young Berliners - a taxi driver, a traveling wine dealer, a record shop sales girl, a film extra and a model - spending a typical Sunday. In this vivid snapshot of Berlin life, a trip to the countryside reveals the flirtations, rivalries, jealousies, and petty irritations common to any group outing. All too soon it is the end of the day, and the prospect of Monday looms, and the return to the weekday  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Foreign films
Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Silent films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Moriz Seeler; Billy Wilder; Curt Siodmak; Robert Siodmak; Edgar G Ulmer; Erwin Splettstösser; Brigitte Borchert; Wolfgang von Waltershausen; Christl Ehlers; Annie Schreyer; Eugen Schüfftan; Fred Zinnemann; Elena Kats-Chernin; Frank Strobel; Filmstudio 1929.; Czech Film Orchestra.; British Film Institute.
Language Note: Silent, with German intertitles, English subtitles & musical accompaniment.
OCLC Number: 61243093
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1930.
"The original negative of the film is lost and no complete copy exists, but this restored version has been reconstructed by the Netherlands Film Museum and contains important scenes previously missing"--Container.
Parallel credits from English subtitles.
Special features: biographical information (Robert Siodmak, Ulmer, Zinnemann, Wilder, Curt Siodmak, Schüfftan, Kats-Chernin); "This year -- London" promotional travel film produced by British Transport Films (1951, 25 min.).
Booklet includes program notes by Philip Kemp, a contemporaneous review by Hansjürgen Wille (originally published in "8-Uhr-Abendblatt" in 1930), a contemporaneous interview with an unidentified female cast member by C.Z. Klotzel (originally published in "BZ am Mittag" in 1931), and reflections on the film by Brigitte Busch (née Borchert) from 1992.
Credits: Cinematography, Eugen Schüfftan ; camera assistant, Fred Zinnemann ; music composed by Elena Kats-Chernin (c2000) ; music performed by Czech Film Orchestra ; music conducted by Frank Strobel.
Cast: Erwin Splettstößer, Brigitte Borchert, Wolfgang von Waltershausen, Christl Ehlers, Annie Schreyer.
Target Audience: Exempt from UK certification
Description: 1 videodisc (74 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] pages : illustrations ; 18 cm).
Details: DVD, region 2.
Series Title: History of the avant-garde.
Other Titles: This year -- London.
People on Sunday
Responsibility: Filmstudio 1929 Zeigt ; Leitung, Moriz Seeler ; Manuskript, Billie Wilder, nach einer Reportage von Kurt Siodmak ; Regie, Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer = People on Sunday / Filmstudio 1929 presents ; produced by Moriz Seeler ; screenplay by Billie Wilder, from a reportage by Kurt Siodmak ; directed by Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer.

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"A tale of five young Berliners - a taxi driver, a traveling wine dealer, a record shop sales girl, a film extra and a model - spending a typical Sunday. In this vivid snapshot of Berlin life, a trip to the countryside reveals the flirtations, rivalries, jealousies, and petty irritations common to any group outing. All too soon it is the end of the day, and the prospect of Monday looms, and the return to the weekday routine"--Container.
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