NR · Movie · 1927

Metropolis, from German director Fritz Lang, has the distinction of being the first film with a robot character. The film was not well received in its initial release, but it has since become the defining science fiction motion picture in the history of film.

In a futuristic society, cities are divided by class. The wealthy live comfortably above ground and the workers suffer in the factories and industrial districts underground. The son of a wealthy aristocrat discovers the horrors of the workers existence and sets out to help improve their lives.

Robot Maria Brigitte Helm
FrederGustav Fröhlich
MariaBrigitte Helm
Joh FredersenAlfred Abel
RotwangRudolf Klein-Rogge