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4 February 1930 (Germany) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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beautifully shot, surprisingly modern performances See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (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
Curt Siodmak  (as Kurt Siodmak)
Robert Siodmak 
Edgar G. Ulmer 
Fred Zinnemann 
Rochus Gliese (uncredited)
 
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(in alphabetical order)
Curt Siodmak 
Robert Siodmak  source material
Edgar G. Ulmer 
Billy 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)
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74 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 who 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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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
beautifully shot, surprisingly modern performances, 15 October 2006
Author: neilhargraves from United Kingdom

One of the surprising things about this film is the very acute, naturalistic and fundamentally humorous performances from an amateur cast, lacking all the usual strange, exaggerated mannerisms of silent cinema. The other impressive aspect of the film is the beauty of the photography, always playful and probing: the scene where an old man responds to the pompous nationalistic statues in the park is brilliant and affecting, if rather ambiguous. The modern score that was provided in the version I saw was effective and fitting: to be recommended. I agree that it all seems rather unreal, given that it takes place in 1929- yet it strikes me as not so much realistic, as naturalistic: perhaps striving to depict normality in difficult times. A very good and fundamentally humane film, lacking any real plot or suspense, but full of really interesting moments.

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