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.
What a masterpiece! An absolute landmark in the sci-fi genre and film-making as a whole. To think that all of the ideas in this film were conceived and accomplished by Fritz Lang with such style and elegance 85 years ago is simply stunning! I loved everything about this film and was most impressed by its ambition and humanity.
Favorite scenes: (Spoiler Alert!)
- Opening scene showcasing Metropolis
- The son rebels
- The epic final scenes
- Alfred Abel (as Joh Fredersen)
- Gustav Fröhlich (as Freder – Joh Fredersen’s Son)
- Rudolf Klein-Rogge (as C.A. Rotwang – the Inventor)
2 hour and 33 minutes
Drama / Sci-Fi