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Metropolis (1927)

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Starring (View all)
Alfred Abel Alfred Abel
Johann
Gustav Fröhlich Gustav Fröhlich
Freder Fredersen - Joh Fredersens Sohn
Rudolf Klein-Rogge Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Erfinder C.A. Rotwang / The Inventor
Fritz Rasp Fritz Rasp
Der Schmale / The Thin Man
Theodor Loos Theodor Loos
Josaphat / Joseph
Erwin Biswanger Erwin Biswanger
11811 - Georgy
Heinrich George Heinrich George
Grot -Wärter der Herzmaschine / Guardian of the Heart Machine
Brigitte Helm Brigitte Helm
Maria / Maschinenmensch / The Machine Man


Written by
Thea von Harbou Thea von Harbou
(screenplay)
Fritz Lang Fritz Lang
screenplay


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Metropolis - More than just a Sci-Fi

11 years, 5 months ago at Apr 9 4:11
7 votes
To say this film is just a science fiction picture is cinematic treason. For it is so much more than that. Whilst the essence of this film is indeed sci-fi, Lang arguably had so much more on his mind. This is evident in the strong symbolism carried in Metropolis and the monumental themes that still stand so relevant today. The division of the working classes and the upper classes and the defining ... read more

Metropolis; The Visionary Mediator.

11 years, 10 months ago at Nov 28 16:09
5 votes
''There can be no understanding between the hand and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator.''

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Gustav Fröhlich: Freder
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A great classic

10 years, 2 months ago at Jul 9 10:33
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In fact, I had actually already seen this movie but it was only once and it was more than ten years ago with my sister. I remember it very well, I saw this movie during the 100th birthday anniversary of Cinema and I was able see it on the big screen (which was very cool) but, unfortunately, the copy they managed to get was in such a very bad shape that they had to stop the show every 10 minutes to... read more
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In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
Release date: 13 March 1927
UPC: 056775004392
Tags: Sci-fi (39), Silent (31), 1927 (24), Dystopia (21), Germany (18), German (17), 1920s (15), German Expressionism (12), Drama (11), Romance (10), Silent Film (9), Robot (8), Futuristic (7), Robots (7), Science Fiction (7), (6), Black & White (6), Black And White (4), Future (3)
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