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The Complete Metropolis

DIRECTED BY - Fritz Lang

Fritz Lang's last silent film is a highly stylized, architecturally striking classic of the German Expressionist movement.

In the 21st-Century, a de-humanized proletariat labors non-stop in a miserable subterranean city beneath a luxurious municipality. The entire metropolis is controlled by a sinister authoritarian whose son, Freder, rejects his father's world philosophy and attitude towards laborers. Meek though they are, the workers are encouraged by Maria, a wistful young woman who assures her comrades that help is on its way. Upon discovering her influence, a mad scientist creates a Maria-look-alike that will incite the workers to revolt. When they do, the results are cataclysmic.

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RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1927


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Fritz Lang


Brigitte Helm


Alfred Abel


Gustav Frihlich


"...Hallucinatory -- A nightmare without the reassurance of a steadying story line. Few films have ever been more visually exhilarating..."

- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"...METROPOLIS has influenced both the genre and cinema itself to a degree that's difficult to overstate....[A] still-vital wellspring of creative inspiration..."

- Michael Tunison, Box Office



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