Metropolis (1927)

There can be no understanding between the hands and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator.

  • Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1927-02-06
  • User Rating: 8.1/10 from 2651 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 29min
  • Language: No Language
  • Production Company: UFA
  • Production Country: Germany
  • Director: Fritz Lang
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In a futuristic city sharply divided between the rich and the poor, the son of the city's mastermind meets a prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

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  • Gustav Fröhlich

    as Freder Fredersen
  • Brigitte Helm

    as Maria / The Machine Man
  • Alfred Abel

    as Johann 'Joh' Fredersen
  • Rudolf Klein-Rogge

    as C.A. Rotwang
  • Theodor Loos

    as Josaphat
  • Fritz Rasp

    as The Thin Man
  • Erwin Biswanger

    as No. 11811 - Georgy
  • Heinrich George

    as Grot
  • Fritz Alberti

    as Creative Human - Man Who Convinces Babel (uncredited)
  • Grete Berger

    as Working Woman (uncredited)
  • Olly Boeheim

    as Working Woman (uncredited)
  • Heinrich Gotho

    as Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
  • Gottfried Huppertz

    as Man Playing Violin (uncredited)
  • Georg John

    as Working Man Who Causes Explosion of M-Machine (uncredited)
  • Margarete Lanner

    as Woman of Eternal Gardens / Lady in Car (uncredited)
  • Rose Lichtenstein

    as Working Woman (uncredited)
  • Hanns Leo Reich

    as Marinus (uncredited)
  • Arthur Reinhardt

    as Working Man (uncredited)
  • Curt Siodmak

    as Working Man (uncredited)
  • Henrietta Siodmak

    as Working Woman (uncredited)
  • Olaf Storm

    as Jan (uncredited)
  • Rolf von Goth

    as Son in Eternal Gardens (uncredited)
  • Helen von Münchofen

    as Woman of Eternal Gardens (uncredited)
  • Helene Weigel

    as Working Woman (uncredited)
Sound Gottfried Huppertz Original Music Composer
Editing Fritz Lang Editor
Costume & Make-Up Aenne Willkomm Costume Design
Production Erich Pommer Producer
Writing Fritz Lang Screenplay
Writing Thea von Harbou Screenplay
Camera Günther Rittau Director of Photography
Art Edgar G. Ulmer Set Designer
Camera Karl Freund Director of Photography
Directing Fritz Lang Director
Camera Walter Ruttmann Director of Photography
Art Erich Kettelhut Art Direction
Art Karl Vollbrecht Art Direction
Art Otto Hunte Art Direction
Sound Frank Strobel Music Editor
Crew Ernst Kunstmann Special Effects
Crew Konstantin Irmen-Tschet Special Effects
Visual Effects Eugen Schüfftan Visual Effects
Camera Robert Baberske First Assistant Camera
Art Walter Schulze-Mittendorff Sculptor
Camera Horst von Harbou Still Photographer
Writing Thea von Harbou Novel
Crew Erich Kettelhut Production Office Assistant
Art Karl Vollbrecht Set Designer
Sound Otto Harzner Original Music Composer
Sound Frank Strobel Conductor
Camera Karl Freund Camera Operator
Crew Erich Holder Production Office Assistant
Art Otto Hunte Set Designer
Crew Rudi George Production Artist
Art Erich Kettelhut Set Designer
Camera Günther Rittau Camera Operator
Crew Hans Taussig Production Office Assistant
Directing Slatan Dudow Assistant Director
Camera Robert Baberske Assistant Camera