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Metropolis

The Best Picture Project

Metropolis is a silent film made by Fritz Lang, released in Germany, in 1927, at the height of German Expressionism.  While its idea of a working class and intellectual class finding a mediator to help restore harmony can feel like a half baked fairy tale, the influence of this film has made it an extremely important piece of early cinema.

In the film, Freder (Gustav Fröhlich) is the privileged son of the city’s creator, Joh Frederson (Alfred Able).  One day, Freder falls in love with a working class girl, Maria (Brigitte Helm).  In his attempt to find her, he witnesses a giant machine explode, taking many of the workers with it.  It becomes Freder’s awakening to how cruel the machines that run the city are to the lower class, forced to work at them.  Freder brings this to his father’s attention, which only gets an assistant fired, and summoned down…

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