Menschen am Sonntag (People on Sunday)
Menschen am Sonntag (People on Sunday) (1930)

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,… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 4, 1930
DVD Release Date: June 28, 2011
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Pleasant mix of documentary and fiction.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

utterly unpretentious without being slight

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Sean Axmaker

The mix of naturalism, visual poetry, youthful energy and frisky sexuality of a canoodling romantic triangle is really quite irresistible.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

The inventive filmmaking, breezy pace, light touch, luscious images and gentle, appreciative spirit of the film makes it a classic.

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Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine

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.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

The weekend is just an idyll and Monday must inevitably follow Sunday. And yet... another Sunday is guaranteed.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Though People on Sunday regards people lazing about, its legacy is that of filmmakers proving their industriousness. [Blu-ray]

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Brilliant, youthful and seemingly carefree avant-garde silent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
a remarkable documentary/experimental late silent film made in weimar era berlin by future hollywood stars robert and curt siodmak, edgar g ulmer, billy wilder… More
Chris Browning
Is there a plot? Barely. Any real actors in the film or sets? Nope. Yet this is one of the best representations of people doing what they want with their… More
Patrick Dolan
Just plain interesting and enjoyable. On it's own, as a picture of Berlin in the late 20s to 30s, it's so fascinating. But if this film tells you… More