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Dir/Scr: Fritz Lang
Prod Co: UFA/Germany
Cast: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Frulich, Rudolph Klein-Rogge
1927 / B/W / 35mm / Silent /
German & English intertitles / 150 min /
Live music accompaniment


The Hong Kong Film Archive is proud to present a brand new 35mm version of the reconstructed original cut of Fritz Lang's silent classic Metropolis (1927) as the kick-off film for our Restored Treasures series, which will begin on April 2010.

Metropolis is a masterpiece in every sense of the word. The German silent film set the standard for cinematic art in many ways, from its visionary imagination of the future to its innovative realization of architecture to its bold experimentations in special effects.

The restoration of Metropolis is currently one of the world's most important film preservation projects. In 2008, a 16mm negative of the film was discovered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with about 30 minutes of long-lost story recovered. It is now possible to show Metropolis in a version very close to its original glory.

The newly restored film premiered in Berlin last February and will travel to Hong Kong as its first overseas screening. Restoration was conducted by the Murnau Foundation, the Deutsche Kinemathek (Berlin), and the Museo del Cine Pablo C. Ducros Hicken (Buenos Aires). Live piano accompaniment will be provided by Eunice Martins from Germany.

In collaboration with:
Hong Kong International Film Festival Society
Goethe-Institut Hongkong

3/4 (Sat) 7:30pm Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive

4/4 (Sun) 7:45pm Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive


The contents of the programme do not represent the views of the presenter.
The presenter reserves the right to change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.


Last Updated On :09-03-2010