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4 February 1930 (Germany) See more »
Edwin, a taxi driver, lives with Annie, a neurasthenic model. They plan to spend Sunday at the Nikolassee beach with Wolfgang... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Erwin Splettstößer ... Himself (taxi driver)
Brigitte Borchert ... Herself (record seller)
Wolfgang von Waltershausen ... Himself (wine seller)
Christl Ehlers ... Herself (an extra in films)
Annie Schreyer ... Herself (model)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kurt Gerron ... Himself

Valeska Gert ... Herself
Heinrich Gretler ... Himself

Ernö Verebes ... Himself

Directed by
Robert Siodmak 
Edgar G. Ulmer 
Rochus Gliese (uncredited)
Curt Siodmak (uncredited)
Fred Zinnemann (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Curt Siodmak  based on a reportage by (as Kurt Siodmak)
Robert Siodmak  uncredited
Edgar G. Ulmer  uncredited
Billy Wilder  screenplay (as Billie Wilder)

Produced by
Seymour Nebenzal .... producer
Edgar G. Ulmer .... producer
Original Music by
Elena Kaets-Chernin (2000)
Otto Stenzeel 
Cinematography by
Eugen Schüfftan 
Art Direction by
Moritz Seder 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ernst Kunstmann .... assistant camera
Moritz Seeler .... lighting technician
Fred Zinnemann .... cinematography assistance
Music Department
Frank Strobel .... conductor (2000)

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Also Known As:
"Menschen am Sonntag" - Germany (original title)
"People on Sunday, a Film Without Actors" - International (English title) (complete title)
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73 min
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The film was a major hit when it was released in Germany in 1930. Five of the people who worked on the film went on to direct films in Hollywood: Curt Siodmak, his brother Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Fred Zinnemann and Billy Wilder.See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Sunday in Berlin, 12 September 2007
Author: zolaaar from Berlin, GER

On a Sunday, four young befriended people make an excursion to the lake Wannsee in Berlin to spend their free time in the sun with boat trips, bathing and flirting.

This low budget production demands to remain at the surface of everyday life and to show certain scenes, coincidences and trivialities of it. It is mostly interested in the details and shows the other side of the hectic, restless Berlin - the peace of a summerly Sunday. Here, the people are removed from the daily rush, and it is discernible how the makers agree with their protagonists. They celebrate the self-confidence of the young generation - which is not yet overshadowed by the big crisis at the beginning of the 1930s - and demonstrate the physical joy of life, the carefreeness and playfulness. The other side of this urban way of life is, which apparently only banks on superficialness and the momentary, promiscuity and the wounds coming from this, the harshness and the cold of changing feelings. It's cynically depicted in one long tracking shot over tree-tops (indicating symbolically sexual intercourse) that ends at a pile of thoughtlessly ditched trash.

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