Metropolis

Germany, 1926

Film
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A classic early SF story of a dehumanised futuristic society in which the workers toil below the ground for the benefit of an elite who live above. Fascinating sequences are woven into the sentimental story of the romance between the son of the city’s ruler and a saintly girl from below ground.

Credits

director
producer

Erich Pommer

production company

UFA

Duration

02:00:00:00

Production places
Germany
Production dates
1926

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37030

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Expressionism in motion pictures

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Dystopias

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Fantasy & Science Fiction → Science fiction films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Germany

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Dystopias

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Cyborgs

Silent films

Sound/audio

Silent

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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