Fritz LangGÇÖs 1927 masterpiece Metropolis is perhaps the most famous and influential of all silent filmsGÇöthe inspiration for science fiction epics from Star Wars to The Matrix to name just two. However the Metropolis we have seen until now has been incompleteGÇöthe product of desperate distributors and overzealous editors in the 1920s. For years, it was believed that the LangGÇÖs original 2-+ hour cut had been lost to time. Until 2008, when a cache of film was discovered at Buenos AiresGÇÖ Museo del Cine in Argentina. More than 25 minutes of GÇÿnewGÇÖ footage has now been painstakingly restored. Accompanied by a new recording of Gottfried HuppetzGÇÖ original score, Metropolis is the crowning achievement of German Expressionist cinema. 84 years after its first release, LangGÇÖs vision of a dystopian futureGÇöwhere the rich live in splendid luxury, while a literal underclass toil in a vast subterranean workshopGÇöcan be seen as the director originally intended.
Metropolis Reconstructed & Restored
A film by Fritz Lang