When young Freder (Gustav Froehlich) learns of the legions of oppressed workers laboring beneath his father's city, he joins forces with the lovely Maria (Brigitte Helm), a charismatic revolutionary. But, alas, the evil Rotwang (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) creates a robotic clone to foil their plans.
Though the plot has as many potholes as an urban highway, Lang's silent epic created many of sci-fi's stock images and characters. ***1/2
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|Title Annotation:||by Fritz Lang (Kino Video, 1927)|
|Article Type:||Movie Review|
|Date:||Aug 1, 2005|
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