In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working-class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

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.

The film is presented with live music accompaniment by New Hampshire-based composer and silent film accompanist Jeff Rapsis.

Director: Fritz Lang
Cast: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich
Rating: N/R
Runtime: 2 hours 33mins
Release Date: 1927
Format: BRD
Audio: Mono with in-person accompaniments
Accessibility: Z-Screen subtitles, Audio Description (headphones), Assisted Listening (headphones)

Visit: Metropolis (1927)