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.
Gottfried Huppertz's music played a prominent role during the film's production. Sometimes, the composer played piano on the set in order to inform the actors' performances.
The Machine Man:
Leave the machines - ! Let them race to their death -! To the Heart Machine - !
On the Kino DVD, a shot in chapter 7 that lasts nine seconds is backwards. The shot starts at 16 minutes, 33 seconds. It is the third of four cityscape shots in a row. The vehicular traffic in this third shot moves on the left side. The traffic moves on the right side in the second and fourth shots. There is a backward script letter "B" on the left side of the third shot. These indicate the third shot is backwards. If the third shot is reversed, it becomes apparent that it is a close-up of the bottom of the fourth shot.
Restoration based on the version in the Filmmuseum Munich and material preserved in the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv
In February 2010, a newly restored version premiered in Germany both in Berlin and Frankfurt, with live orchestra music. It includes footage rediscovered 2008 in a Buenos Aires film museum which was considered lost. Two scenes that could not be restored, are described with intertitles. The runtime of this version is 149 minutes.
$19,978 (USA) (9 May 2010)
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