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Menschen am Sonntag [videorecording] : ein film ohne schauspieler = People on Sunday : a film without actors / Janus Films ; Filmstudio 1929 zeigt seinen ersten Versuch
DVDs DVDs | The Criterion Collection | c2011 | [Full screen version.]
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Imprint
Irvington, NY : The Criterion Collection, c2011.
Edition
[Full screen version.]
Descript
1 videodisc (73 min.) : si., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (25 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Series
Criterion collection ; 569
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 569.
System Det
DVD; Dolby Digital stereo.
Note
Silent film with German intertitles and optional subtitles in English. Optional musical soundtracks by Elena Kats-Chernin or the Mont Alto Orchestra.
Performer
Erwin Splettstößer, Brigitte Borchert, Wolfgang von Waltershausen, Christl Ehlers, Annie Schreyer.
Credits
Leitung, Moriz Seeler ; manuskript, Billie Wilder nach einer reportage von Kurt Siodmak ; regie, Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer ; kamera, Eugen Schüfftan ; score compiled and performed by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra ; score composed by Elena Kats-Chernin, performed by the Czech Film Orchestra under the direction of Frank Strobel.
Note
Originally released as a German silent film in 1930.
Special features: featurettes Weekend am Wannsee [Weekend in Wannsee] (31 min.); Ins Blaue hinein [Into the blue] (36 min.).
Audience
Not rated.
Summary
Erwin drives taxi #1A 10088. Brigitte is a salesperson in a music store. Wolfgang has been many things, but is now a traveling wine salesman. Christl is a film extra. Annie is a fashion model. Berlin. One Satuday. One Sunday. On their day off in Weimar-era Berlin, four of these five spend the day by the Nikolassee lakeside. Amidst flirtation, they play records, swim, picnic and walk in the forest, enjoying a respite from city life, and the everyday grind that they cannot escape. In a manner prefiguring the Italian Neorealists, these non-actors play versions of themselves in loosely outlined scenarios. The sense of what an ordinary day might have been like in this particular place and time is enchantingly captured in this bit of cinematic amber.
Contents
Opening credits -- Erwin, Brigitte, Wolfgang, Christl, Annie -- Berlin. One Saturday -- Faces on the wall -- Sunday -- 10:00 a.m., Nikolassee -- Picnic lunch -- Good, clean fun -- "Smile, please!" -- The hat in the tree and other games -- The broken record -- Boat ride -- "Can anyone lend me a mark?" -- Plans for next Sunday -- Back to work -- Color bars.
Local Note
MW, 1-12
Subject
Genre
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Alt Title
People on Sunday: a film without actors
Film ohne schauspieler
Film without actors
ISBN
9781604654370
1604654376
ISBN/ISSN
715515083010
Music #
CC2024D Criterion
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