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.
The connection of this film to the Nazi regime is quite remarkable. Thea von Harbou, who was Fritz Lang's wife, was an ardent and early supporter of the party. Not only Adolf Hitler, but all the inner circle were entranced by the film and considered it as a sort of social blueprint. ... ...
"Do not despair; one of the thieves was saved. Do not presume; one of the thieves was damned." Saint Augustine
On the Kino DVD, this is a dark scene in chapter 15. The brightness setting has to be turned up to catch this mistake. Rotwang is escorting Joh Fredersen to the catacombs. He has just closed a trap door and is passing Fredesen down the stairway. A cord or cable (possibly an extension cord) is visible fluttering besides Rotwang's right foot.
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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