Metropolis (1927)

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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.


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Cast & Crew

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Director:

Fritz Lang

Writers:

Thea von Harbou (screenplay), Thea von Harbou (novel)

Did You Know?

Trivia

Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels was impressed with the film's message of social justice. In a 1928 speech he declared that "the political bourgeoisie is about to leave the stage of history. In its place advance the oppressed producers of the head and hand, the ... ...


Quotes

Flash Card: One man's hymn of praise became other men's curses


Goofs

Fritz Lang shot more than one version of this movie. There are differences between the version on the Madacy DVD and the Kino DVD. In the Kino DVD, Freder exits the Moloch machine hall in chapter 7 (at around 55 mins). The shot of Freder descending the stairs is missing two motorized utility carts. These appear in the Madacy Video DVD in Chapter 3 (at around 24 mins).


Crazy Credits

Restoration based on the version in the Filmmuseum Munich and material preserved in the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Drama | Sci-Fi

Details

Release Date:

13 March 1927

Language

German


Country of Origin

Germany

Box Office

Budget:

DEM 6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,978 (USA) (9 May 2010)

Gross:

$26,435 (USA) (13 November 2011)

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