In a dystopian future, the son of the city's ruler falls in love with
a working class prophet who foretells the coming of a savior.
Directed by Fritz Lang
Written by Thea von Harbou
Starring Gustav Frohlich, Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel,
Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp, Heinrich George
Based on the novel by Thea von Harbou
Metropolis is a groundbreaking sci-fi film of the silent era. It was one of the first films ever to deal with harsh truths like class separation and the possibility that the future may not be so glorious. It features some of the most remarkable set design I've ever seen, with dystopian skyscrapers and pyramids as tall as one can believe.
Metropolis will leave an impact on you if you watch it, and you may leave thinking maybe Fritz Lang was right about the future. However, the story is incredibly hard to follow and it is hard to keep the interest of the average moviegoer. Having said that, the film is still pretty remarkable.