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.
Fritz Lang insisted that Brigitte Helm should wear the robot costume instead of a stunt double. During the transformation scene, Helm actually fainted, as the shot took so long and she couldn't get enough air in the restricting costume.
One man's hymn of praise became other men's curses
When Worker 11811 takes the note from Freder, his black beanie is draped over his right fingers. In the close-up of the note in his hand, the beanie is not there.
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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