Metropolis + intro by Professor Erica Carter, King’s College London
Fritz Lang’s stunning sci-fi epic about the conflict between capital and labour is still a treat on the big screen.
Set in 2026 (!), Lang’s allegorical sci-fi epic about the conflict between capital and labour is memorable primarily for its visualisation of the futuristic city of the title, a dystopian society dependent on industrialised slavery. The towering skyscrapers on view have been much imitated; likewise the workers’ subterranean catacombs. This is the long version of the film, restored after it was discovered in 2008.
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This screening is presented in association with the German Screen Studies Network.
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