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Metropolis

Metropolis

Metropolis

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1927 / 153min / DCP

DIRECTOR: FRITZ LANG

CAST: ALFRED ABEL, GUSTAV FRöHLICH, RUDOLF KLEIN-ROGGE, BRIGITTE HELM

Lang’s futurist epic imagines a dystopian 2026 where the proletariat has been reduced to a state of near-automation, until a Maschinenmensch robot simulacra of a real woman is used to sow dissent amongst their ranks. The Babel-like skyline of the film’s city setting and Walter Schulze-Mittendorff’s robot design are wellsprings from which most all subsequent science-fiction cinema may be said to have sprung, oft imitated but never surpassed in vision or soundstage scope. Screening in the recently restored “complete” version.

Metropolis is screening as part of the series: The Singularity