Metropolis was directed by Austrian Fritz Lang and released in 1926. It was based on the novel of the same name by Lang's wife, Thea von Harbou. The story of class conflict and mechanization was set in the city of the future. Notable for its fantastic imagery and sets, the film reflected similar class tensions in Weimar and a widespread fascination with the modern and futuristic.
Metropolis is a silent film by Fritz Lang known for its futuristic style and special effects. One of the first science fiction feature films, it is set in a dystopian German city marked by an enormous gulf between the wealthy and the poor. See full-sized image for analysis.