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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  1. Thea von Harbou

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Fritz Lang

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Brigitte Helm

    Brigitte Helm


  2. Alfred Abel

    Alfred Abel

    Johann 'Joh' Fredersen

  3. Gustav Fröhlich

    Gustav Fröhlich

    Freder Fredersen

  4. Rudolf Klein-Rogge

    Rudolf Klein-Rogge

    C.A. Rotwang, the inventor

  5. Fritz Rasp

    Fritz Rasp

    Der Schmale

  6. Theodor Loos

    Theodor Loos

    Josaphat - Joseph

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Status Released

Original Language German

Runtime 2h 33m

Budget $92,620,000.00

Revenue $650,422.00

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Release Information

  • March 12, 1927
    NR, Theatrical



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A review by Gurre

By Gurre

Metropolis is one of the greatest films ever made. It's amazing set design, brilliant cinematography, groundbreaking special effects and futuristic story truly makes it one of the must-sees in cinema!

It is set in the future, in a city called Metropolis where the citizens are divided into two groups: workers (who live under the ground and are working 10 hour shifts by enormous machines that keeps Metropolis working) and the royals (living in luxury in the great city on the surfice). And over them all, is the creator of Metropolis: Joh Fredersen (Alfred Abel). His son Freder (Gustav Fröhlich... read the rest.

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