Menschen am Sonntag (People on Sunday)
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Menschen am Sonntag (People on Sunday)
An early experiment in neo-realist filmmaking, Menschen Am Sonntag is a low-budget drama about two men, a cab driver and a salesman, who find themselves with nothing to do on a Sunday in Berlin. The friends pick up a couple of young women, and the four spend the day wandering the city streets before heading to a beach in Wannsee, where they go swimming and enjoy an idyllic afternoon by the lake. After a genial but determined attempt at seduction by the two men, the foursome returns to Berlin, with the depressing prospect of another working week looming before them. Menschen Am Sonntag is most… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The inventive filmmaking, breezy pace, light touch, luscious images and gentle, appreciative spirit of the film makes it a classic."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Turner Classic Movies Online
"The film acts as a time capsule for both a city that was lost and the aspirations of its creators without sacrificing its desire to show what life is like when you're young and full of life."
‑ Sean Gandert, Paste Magazine
"The weekend is just an idyll and Monday must inevitably follow Sunday. And yet... another Sunday is guaranteed."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"It's a defiant combination of realism and fiction, made by a collective of rising filmmakers, resulting in something effortless, endlessly interesting, and almost totally unique."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Though People on Sunday regards people lazing about, its legacy is that of filmmakers proving their industriousness. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Brilliant, youthful and seemingly carefree avant-garde silent."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"utterly unpretentious without being slight"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"The mix of naturalism, visual poetry, youthful energy and frisky sexuality of a canoodling romantic triangle is really quite irresistible."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
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