Metropolis (2002 Restoration)

Directed by Fritz Lang

Year: 1927
Running Time: 124
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Country: Germany
Language: Intertitles in English, French, and Spanish [audio]
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Metropolis (2002 Restoration)

Cast
Fritz Rasp
Theodor Loos
Brigitte Helm
Gustav Froelich

Crew
Cinematographer Karl Freund
Composed by Gottfried Huppertz
Directed by Fritz Lang


NOTE: This is the official 2002 Restoration. Also available THE COMPLETE METROPOLIS (2010 restoration) and GIORGIO MORODER PRESENTS METROPOLIS (1984)

Perhaps the most famous and influential of all silent films, Metropolis had for 75 years been seen only in shortened or truncated versions. Now, restored in Germany with state-of-the-art digital technology, under the supervision of the Murnau Foundation, and with the original 1927 orchestral score by Gottfried Huppertz added, Metropolis can be appreciated in its full glory. It is, as A. O. Scott of The New York Times declared, "A fever dream of the future. At last we have the movie every would-be cinematic visionary has been trying to make since 1927."

Metropolis takes place in 2026, when the populace is divided between workers who must live in the dark underground and the rich who enjoy a futuristic city of splendor. The tense balance of these two societies is realized through images that are among the most famous of the 20th century, many of which presage such sci-fi landmarks as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner. Lavish and spectacular, with elaborate sets and modern science fiction style, Metropolis stands today as the crowning achievement of the German silent cinema.

"A fever dream of the future. At last we have the movie every would-be cinematic visionary has been trying to make since 1927." - A. O. Scott, The New York Times

"Spectacular...the greatest of all pulp fantasies. The most complete version since its Berlin premiere." - J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

"If you think The Matrix is cool, check this one out - and remember, Lang made it in 1927. Perhaps the most influential sci-fi movie ever made" - Newsweek

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