Metropolis


Metropolis — city of the future, is divided into two parts. Underground homes are working, they shop with the machines. In the upper town offices, the rich neighborhoods and gardens. All the power in the city belongs to the magnate, Johann Fenderson. His son Freder aware of the injustice that reigns in metropolis. Down in the engine area, Freder is horrified: he sees the terrible Moloch, devouring people. Not able to come to terms with what he saw, he begins the fight against evil.

Director:
  • Fritz Lang

Stars:
Release Date: 1927-03-13
IMDb icon 8.3/10
  • Country: DE
  • Language: German
  • Budget: DEM6,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $1,349,711
reviews
Lou Hatcher
24 January 2019 | 01:41

Must be Fritz lang sold his soul to the Devil himself to create such a grotesque social work. And the exaggeration here is not in the external appearance of the metropolis (and to negate the gigantic scale of the scenery and special effects have to be a complete ignoramus), and in the two content of the film. No wonder Goebbels clapped the Director on the shoulder after the premiere, hinting at the  "that is THERE decide who we have a Jew and who's not".

Futuristic and even strange for the viewer then the picture is laid with "first take" foundations of all that is now called dystopia, talks about the world is divided into the oppressed and oppressor. For the expense of such an equilibrium, where the border is marked clearly, and there is a metropolis machine. And in this machine the spinning cogs in the machine performing a clear job: a metaphor for the afterlife here serve as a local Paradise and Hell, where first — light, clean and there are places for unrestrained revelry and livin ' it up. In second case, the common man does not Shine nothing but ten-hour shifts from  the"machine" in sweat, dirt and the smoke.

But as and any other mechanism established order of things fails — one of representatives of the "Golden" youth who are lucky enough to be above many of status just Under the Earth, and Top, randomly meets a local order some of the unfairness of life. Further, a spoiled Paradise kuschami and permissiveness lad, driven not only by justice but and love, stands against his father — the owner of the entire city of the future.

It is important to take into note that two years of working on the movie were not on the best for Germany time. The infamous echo the war has placed a heavy burden on proud pedantic people who dropped out of the international economic radar, becoming "white crow" on the world stage. And it certainly enhances the fact, this work — a real "diamond of the poor".

Regarding the technical part of the performance issues disappear instantly — here so, it became clear that the Director was unknown investors, all of what you can, in order to realize the staggering imagination. But here to the main cast and some of the nuances of the scenario claims to have. Claims have worn in the predecessors of Langa in the path of expressionism. If the same Robert Wine or Carl Meringue is excusable to use "theatricality" in the power of the experiment, then this picture game (definitely talented) Brigitte helm Alfred Abel looks very and very ridiculous. A significant assumption and the dissonance between the society of the future and burning witches on the stake that the results to many questions and some misunderstanding of the plot.

But even for all of these omissions and inconsistencies, the apotheosis around dystopian prevozvysit even over sensational the time, "Intolerance" Wark Griffith, as according to the biblical content (beautifully veiled), so and scope). And this in General, leaves hope for development in a better way.

Of 9 10

Felicia Desma
20 May 2016 | 01:59

There is a perception that nowadays — Remix; about this is even a great movie on YouTube. All copy modify already existing material — and is not bad in itself imagine, that is the reality. Have many works we can trace the approximate source. "Metropolis" — the founder of a whole galaxy of films describing the poor coexistence, and then about the confrontation of different social strata: workers, just small people with the celestials, with those whom they serve. And if this the idea is too common and previously played out in literature, this film we can be considered a kind of cinematic source, at least the most significant, if you argue about any kind of priority. Almost a literal retelling we see in "the Matrix", and in "the hunger games", and in the "Time" and in "Through the snow", and to "Elysium", and in the recent "the Hill" and others like them. And if the metropolis were inspired by new York at night, then we can assume that the Gotham was inspired by the Metropolis; and the metropolis, in which Superman operated — generally a direct copy of the metropolis sample, 1927. In a whole heap of movies, we can also meet the compositional structure of the metropolis, integral components of which are passionate disadvantaged part of society, a chosen, and his beloved, mystical prophecy, a special role and the value of love and a natural result in the form of rebellion and revolution.

But move away from the search results of the influence of the metropolis to most. In it shows a device in people's daily life in high-tech city which is literally split in two bipolar social class — the inhabitants of the Depths, under the ground serving machines for life support of the upper city, and, in fact, residents of the top city — elite. The workers here are identified with the prisoners, — faceless, powerless, reaching marched with heads bowed low from lattice to lattice, whose movement is strictly controlled by traffic lights — even cars that are completely dependent on these conditional prisoners have over them more power. But prisoners, — not quite the right word here, and we do not will fail about this recall, naturally comparing convicts with slaves. Have these people have no right to sadness generally a feeling — even death itself is not here more than routine, than exit building of worn obsolete parts that will be replaced in the blink of an eye. Not for nothing the film begins with the demonstration of various mechanisms and the rotation of the gears, showing us on man's place in the lower city. Even the time is switched to 10-hour clock face that counts down the beginning and the end of the shift. But life in this rate represents the whole human resources — by the way, the impression is that the workers look depressed for this reason and not force a totalitarian government pressure. Generally should specify that in many ways (by today's standards) the film is rather unsophisticated; the totalitarian regime totalitarian is not enough, and the proof we observed in the screen repeatedly.

The residents of the upper town good "fall from heaven", so well as the flyers advertising the services inherent in a blank, idle way of life of its inhabitants. Of course, in such conditions, social tension increases, reaches its limit and the result can sometimes be a blast. Nothing new and unusual here, and  plan — quite a universal story about the struggle of the exploited with the exploiters for power and justice. And because we convinced that this topic still very urgent, we can you name Fritz lang is a real visionary from cinema, anticipating the work of the descendants for generations to come. And what to talk about distant descendants, if we observed the repetition of many parts of the movie in soon established the dictatorship of the Third Reich. One of favorite movies Hitler more than a decade before the tragic events predicts and experiments prisoners of concentration camps, and gas chambers, and strict ornamentality, built of General on human bodies. the visual component of the film is worth special attention.

There a deep philosophy regarding the irrational nature of the rebellion, his natural contradictory nature, the nature of its unpredictable consequences. So what if the story told in the "metropolis", can be called typical and uncomplicated, then these epithets are clearly not suitable for describe the local sequence because it is a truly outstanding and, perhaps, anticipated the time — after all, this unique film of interest viewer those years called. The story here is of secondary importance and inferior to the importance of the technique image of the events. In the film was an innovative special effects, made with extreme technical precision, although for the story it does not required. Brilliant episode of the creation of the robot, the tower of Babel, a fantastic machine, 36 thousands of people crowd — special effects here valuable and only telling us about the tendency to lang pompous ornamental. But if "the Nibelungs" she had mythical value, then she is an end in itself. The visual side of "metropolis" has become imposing, and confusing story of conflict is not so important. The actors themselves here — to the word of the wonderful work out their roles in full compliance with the specified conventions of silent film — only the real "motives" of the whole large-scale decorative compositions. As well as and orchestral music, designed here only to help the viewer strengthen and clarify the emotion "picture" — for example, recall a disturbing, truly blood chilling motives in the end of the Prelude.

"Metropolis" — the most expensive film of its time, as two of the film, two his mental-similar follower that has chosen the way of complex and meticulous cinematic artistic techniques: "Space Odyssey," Kubrick and"Avatar" Cameron. This film, with detailed plans of the fantastic city, as were designed for us — for people living in the modern technocratic society. On people, in fact, become a part, an appendage of a machine world. "Metropolis" is included in the UNESCO a list of the highest achievements of mankind, he has contributed largely to the development of modern Hollywood and commercial filmmaking in General with its special effects. And anyone interested in cinema must see this Grand architectural monument from cinema.

of 10 10

Neila Cordalia
13 December 2012 | 02:47

And here. Most importantly — find burn the witch. After all, it is only she is to blame! Destroy it, and the rest... Well, some will be solved by itself. The heart was found, and, therefore, the construction of capitalism with a human face can be considered a foregone conclusion.

To hell with discounts on time. As whatever was impressed by the film for its special effects (there are years of power for the scale of the work is impressive and today), nothing more worthy the more it to offer the viewer, alas, is not can.

Acting frightening. Look no shudder to silly antics and endless convulsions, in which I almost all without exception, the characters cannot — say that the whole responsibility. To call such a spectacle a false — anyway, that shamelessly flatter helplessness performers. Abomination — here is a little bit suitable definition.

The story does not hold water. About touching climax I already mentioned, but, believe me, enormous effort is already the attempt just wait. Absolute the cheap where opened with a seemingly wide scope for philosophical reflection. Dummy, hiding behind big biblical quotations and rousing revolutionary tunes. Vile lie, clearly urging slaves to submission waiting for the master's mercy. Unacceptable.

A word about the disappointment in this case is misplaced. Silent movie — archaism, and think about his touching of charm in the best means to deceive himself. Convinced that view pictures like "Metropolis" can now be implemented exclusively in the cultural and historical purposes. Obviously!

"How it?" — here's who are they, perhaps, really can give an answer. And what well time without tired of wringing his hands women and wooden, painted up like dolls, the men passed.

Don't believe narrated by F. lang history can touch for alive. To admire the same the very fact of creating this film, its comparative enormity and St. — still to revel in the ugly view of the first wheel. Without me.

2 of 10

faq
How much has Metropolis made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $1,349,711.
How much did it cost to make Metropolis?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least DEM6,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Metropolis?
This tv-show was directed by Fritz Lang.
What is the genre of Metropolis?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Sci-Fi, Drama, Best Sci-Fi Movies.
Who starred in Metropolis?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp, Theodor Loos.
What is Metropolis IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 8.3.
When was Metropolis released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1927-03-13.