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Metropolis 1927 PG

150 mins Germany

Fritz Lang’s expressionist dystopia is one of the first science fiction feature films, and is arguably the most influential. In a stunningly designed high-rise future, society is segregated into a subterranean worker class and their above-ground oppressors, but a mad scientist has designed a robot that threatens to inspire a revolution.

Countless filmmakers have been inspired by Lang’s audacious futuristic vision and the film’s incredible production design, while the film’s iconic fembot has inspired numerous musicians and fashion designers, from Beyoncé to Jeff Mills and Karl Lagerfeld. Metropolis is presented here in its most complete 150-minute version, featuring the previously missing reels that were discovered in Argentina in 2008.

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Genres

Classics Science Fiction

Collection

Tomorrow's World Sight and Sound Greatest Films Poll

Certificate

PG Contains mild violence and nudity

Released

1927

Country

Germany

Language

English

Production company

Ufa

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