Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
Selected by the Vatican in the "art" category of its list of 45 "great films."
The Machine Man:
Who is the living food for the machines in Metropolis - ? Who lubricates the machine joints with their own blood - ? Who feeds the machines with their own flesh - ? Let the machines starve, you fools - ! Let them die - ! Kill them - the machines - !
When Maria is pulling the levers to activate the gong, she acts as if they were hard to move. Yet in several shots the levers are actually loose and move quite freely (especially when Maria or one of the kids bumps them).
Restoration based on the version in the Filmmuseum Munich and material preserved in the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv
$19,978 (USA) (9 May 2010)
$26,435 (USA) (13 November 2011)
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