People on Sunday (1930)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Artwork | 01:13:56 | 7,46 Gb
Two scores AC3 2.0 @ 384 Kbps with German intertitles and English subtitles
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance | The Criterion Collection #569
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.