Metropolis

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Metropolis

  • 1926 ----- b & w ----- 115 min ----- dvd
  • (Directed by Fritz Lang, screenplay by Thea von Harbou, cinematography by Karl Freund and Gunther Rittau; with Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Frohlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge) In an astonishing, complex and futuristic city, masses of worker-slaves live underground while a small number of rich masters live in skyscrapers. Finally the workers revolt, led by the son of the head industrialist and Maria, a working class woman. The powers in control use devious means to obstruct the rebellion life-like robot that looks like Maria with the addition of a lewd wink and recurrent smirk, in order to mislead the agitated masses. (English titles) (With a musical soundtrack)
  • Topics: (Motion Pictures: Features, Motion Pictures: History, Political Science)