classified PG

Self Selects - Will Self's Future Cities Cinema


Please note: This was screened in Nov 2015

Fritz Lang
Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich
153 mins, 1927, Germany

Fritz Lang’s classic expressionist drama is set in 2026. Wealthy industrialists rule the vast city of Metropolis from high-rise tower complexes, while down below a lower class of underground-dwelling workers toil constantly to operate the machines that provide the city’s power. In this futuristic urban dystopia, we follow the attempts of Freder, the wealthy son of Metropolis' ruler, and Maria, a poor worker, as they attempt to overcome the vast gulf separating the classes of their city.

Newly restored, and now with 25 minutes of previously lost footage here's your chance to see this science fiction classic as its director originally intended. Lavish and spectacular, with elaborate sets and hugely ambitious production values , it has much to say about current urban life and work and stands today as testament to Lang's vision of what cinema could be. Truly one of history's most definitive films.

  • This screening of Metropolis is part of our Cinébites deal: Get 30% off any main dish in the Café/Bar with a valid cinema ticket.