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Metropolis

[cert PG, 153 mins]

Drawing on - and defining - classic sci-fi themes, Metropolis depicts a dystopian future in which society is thoroughly divided in two: while anonymous workers conduct their endless drudgery below ground their rulers enjoy a decadent life of leisure and luxury. When Freder ventures into the depths in search of the beautiful Maria (Brigitte Helm in her debut role), plans of rebellion are revealed and a Maria-replica robot is programmed by mad inventor Rotwang and master of Metropolis Joh Fredersen to incite the workers into a self-destructive riot.

a white-haired man stands before a female robot

Director: Fritz Lang

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Level: AS, A2, GCSE

Subjects: Art & Design, Film Studies, Media Studies, Politics

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