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Plot Summary
This influential German science-fiction film presents a highly stylized futuristic city where a beautiful and cultured utopia exists above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. When the privileged youth Freder (Gustav Fröhlich) discovers the grim scene under the city, he becomes intent on helping the workers. He befriends the rebellious teacher Maria (Brigitte Helm), but this puts him at odds with his authoritative father, leading to greater conflict.

Cast: Brigitte Helm , Alfred Abel , Gustav Fröhlich , Rudolf Klein-Rogge , Fritz Rasp , Theodor Loos , Erwin Biswanger , Heinrich George

Director: Fritz Lang

Genres: Science fiction

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Metropolis (1927)

Release Date: March 6th, 1927|2 hr. 3 min.

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  • Seeing it is a time-bending experience, a way of visiting the past and glimpsing the past's idea of the future. A masterpiece of art direction, the movie has influenced our vision of the future ever since, with its imposing white monoliths and starched facades. show more

  • An awesome cinema spectacle. show more

  • It took the German restorers four years to ready this print using dupe negatives and old prints found in archives around the world. Their work speaks for itself. Each frame of this classic is drop-dead stunning, the more so now that the movie no longer hiccups its way across the screen. show more

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Scenes We Love: Metropolis

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Alison Nastasi on Nov 16th, 2010 5:30PM

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