Metropolis (1969)

Release Date

December 31st 1969

Cast and Crew

Directed by Fritz Lang

Produced by Erich Pommer

Screenplay by Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang (uncredited)

Based on Metropolis by Thea von Harbou

Starring Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Plot and Summary

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.

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