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Edwin, a taxi driver, lives with Annie, a neurasthenic model. They plan to spend Sunday at the Nikolassee beach with Wolfgang, an officer, gentleman, antiquarian, gigolo, at the moment a wine salesman. After an argument, Annie stays at home while Edwin joins Wolf. Wolf has brought along a new girlfriend, Christl. Brigitte, Christl's best friend, joins the group. Brigitte is the manager of a record shop. At the beach Wolf tries to kiss Christl but she rejects him and he turns his attentions toward Brigitte, who is more receptive. Wolf and Brigitte go off together and he seduces her. Back on the beach, Wolf and Erwin, now tired of their dates, flirt with two other women as Brigitte and Christl look on, appalled. They have small satisfaction when the men have to borrow money from them to pay for the paddle-boat they were renting. As they part at the end of the day, Brigitte hopes Wolf will see her next Sunday, but he and Erwin have other plans. The bond between the two men is the one ...Written by
In 2011 Criterion Collection released People On Sunday (1930) on DVD and BluRay with an incorrect screen credit for Moriz Seeler in the liner notes of the supplemental booklet as well as online. In 2019 Criterion corrected the erroneous screen credit of Lighting Technician to be replaced with the appropriate screen credit of Producer on both Criterion's website as well as all future booklets printed for their release of People On Sunday. To further confuse the history of those involved with the making of People On Sunday, Yeol Rin Culture Center of Korea also released a DVD version of People On Sunday in 2011 which included additional screen credit errors, such as "a film by Elia Suleiman", "art direction by Moritz Seder" and switching out alleged financier Heinrich Nebenzal's name for his son Seymour Nebenzal's as Producer. The fact is Elia Sulieman was born 30 years after the film People On Sunday was made, there is NOT a person associated with People On Sunday named Moritz Seder and neither Heinrich Nebenzahl and Seymour Nebenzal of Nero-Film produced People On Sunday, but rather allegedly financed a portion of it. See more »
I am certain that if I had seen this movie in the United States in 1929, when the movie was first released, I would have moved to Berlin. I would have packed my bags, said good bye to my relatives and acquaintances and hopped the first ship heading to Germany. This movie not only showcases Berlin, but showcases a cast that is equally charming ... and talented. This movie is proof that acting is an art, and with proper direction just about anyone who wants to can become an actor. And that's the way it should be because acting is about being, and being has to do with feeling, and if you have the feeling, then the acting comes naturally ... if you want to do it. The story is simple ... five people spending time together in Berlin. This movie makes me feel like going back to Berlin now.
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