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Metropolis

Metropolis

There can be no understanding between the hands and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator.
Feb 06, 1927 2h 29m
8.2
1915 votes

Synopsis

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.

Title Metropolis
Companies UFA
Countries Germany
Keywords man vs machine, based on novel or book, underground world, inventor, metropolis, future, class society, dystopia, tower of babel, delirium, steampunk, mad scientist, prophet, robot, destruction, silent film, expressionism, seven deadly sins, depravity, mob justice, downtrodden, saviour, social unrest, german expressionism, mediator
Gustav Fröhlich

Gustav Fröhlich

Freder Fredersen
Brigitte Helm

Brigitte Helm

Maria / The Machine Man
Alfred Abel

Alfred Abel

Johann 'Joh' Fredersen
Fritz Rasp

Fritz Rasp

The Thin Man
Erwin Biswanger

Erwin Biswanger

No. 11811 - Georgy
Fritz Alberti

Fritz Alberti

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

Grete Berger

Working Woman (uncredited)
Olly Boeheim

Olly Boeheim

Working Woman (uncredited)
Heinrich Gotho

Heinrich Gotho

Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
Gottfried Huppertz

Gottfried Huppertz

Man Playing Violin (uncredited)
Georg John

Georg John

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

Margarete Lanner

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

Rose Lichtenstein

Working Woman (uncredited)
Hanns Leo Reich

Hanns Leo Reich

Marinus (uncredited)
Arthur Reinhardt

Arthur Reinhardt

Working Man (uncredited)
Curt Siodmak

Curt Siodmak

Working Man (uncredited)
Henrietta Siodmak

Henrietta Siodmak

Working Woman (uncredited)
Olaf Storm

Olaf Storm

Jan (uncredited)
Rolf von Goth

Rolf von Goth

Son in Eternal Gardens (uncredited)
Helen von Münchofen

Helen von Münchofen

Woman of Eternal Gardens (uncredited)
Helene Weigel

Helene Weigel

Working Woman (uncredited)