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Updated: Dec 28, 2021

This influential German science-fiction film presents a highly stylized futuristic city where a beautiful and cultured utopia exists above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. When the privileged youth Freder (Gustav Fröhlich) discovers the grim scene under the city, he becomes intent on helping the workers. He befriends the rebellious teacher Maria (Brigitte Helm), but this puts him at odds with his authoritative father, leading to greater conflict.

Release date: March 13, 1927 (USA)

Director: Fritz Lang

Budget: 5.3 million Reichsmarks (estimated) (equivalent to €38 million 2017)

Produced by: Erich Pommer

Production company: UFA

The Genesis of anti utopian Science Fiction in cinematography, the one and only Metropolis - the movie /1927/ by Fritz Lang

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