Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Metropolis 1927

Metropolis is a 1927 silent German expressionism science fiction film directed by Fritz Langand written by Lang and Thea von Harbou. Lang and von Harbou, who were married, wrote the screenplay in 1924, and published a novelization in 1926, before the film was released. Produced in Germany during a stable period of the Weimar RepublicMetropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and examines a common science fiction theme of the day: the social crisis between workers and owners in capitalism. The film stars Alfred Abel as the leader of the city, Gustav Fröhlich as his son, who tries to mediate between the elite caste and the workers,Brigitte Helm as both the pure-at-heart worker Maria and the debased robot version of her, andRudolf Klein-Rogge as the mad scientist who creates the robot.

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