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Metropolis 1927

  • Fritz Lang
  • March 12, 1927
  • 153 mins
  • German
  • Drama, Science Fiction
There can be no understanding between the hands and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator.
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.


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"Metropolis" is a fantastic futuristic view of the fight of classes. When "Metropolis" was shot, it was a romantic revolutionary period of mankind history, with socialist movements around the world. Fritz Lang directed and wrote the screenplay of this masterpiece certainly inspired in this historical moment and defending a position of agreement and understanding between both sides, showing that they need each other. I wonder how this great director was able to produce such special effects in 1927, with very primitive cameras and equipment. The city of Metropolis is visibly inspired in New York. The performance of Brigitte Helm is stunning in her double role, and this movie is mandatory for any person that says that like cinema as an art.

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Yes, Metropolis is the most important film of all times, but I didn't love it.

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One of those movies where you aren't exactly excited about it while you're watching it but you're glad you saw it when it was all through. It's definitely a revolutionary film both in the Weimar German historical context in which it was created and the Film history. Some scene are excellent, some are okay ( I particularly liked the one were the main guy and his butler beat the shit out of like 50 factory workers). It's different from what a modern audience is used to but if you're cool with silent era stuff than you'll be fine.

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