Flick Review < People on Sunday | Curt & Robert Siodmak (1930)

The film is subtitled "a film without actors" and was filmed over a succession of Sundays in the summer of 1929.
People on Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag) is a 1930 German silent drama film directed by Curt and Robert Siodmak from a screenplay by Billy Wilder.
The film follows the lives of a group of residents of Berlin on a summer's day during the interwar period.

People on Sunday is notable not only for its portrayal of daily life in Berlin shortly before Adolf Hitler became Chancellor, but also as an early work by the future Hollywood writer/director Billy Wilder before he moved to the United States to escape from Hitler's Germany. Wilder's mother, grandmother, and stepfather all died at the Auschwitz extermination camp. The film is also the directorial debut of the Siodmak Brothers.

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