Thursday, 13 March 2014

Stars: 10 / 10

This film is perfection.

The very first full-length sci-fi film ever made. Beautiful sets and costumes. AMAZING special effects. SUPERB acting (Brigitte Helm, in particular, playing 5 different characters, is an exquisite actor and dancer -- I will certainly look for more of her films!) The choreography, particularly in the "workers" sequences is brilliant and beautiful.

A MUST SEE for anyone who loves sci-fi, because everything made since, in one way or another, has been influenced by this masterpiece. I also recommend it for those who are interested in social commentary films, particularly those about classism, worker's rights, and pre-WWII German politics.

I watched the restored version, in the theatre, with an HD re-recorded score, and previously lost scenes. If you can find the newly restored edition, I highly recommend it.

Director: Fritz Lang
Year: 1927
Main Cast: Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Alfred Abel, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp, Theodor Loos



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