In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
Argentine film historians find a complete print of "Metropolis" and take it to Germany for restoration. The story includes the discovery itself, the history of the 35mm print (later ... See full summary »
A short documentary which discusses the fragile nature of film and it's role as the amalgamation of all the arts. Primarily focused on the reconstruction of Metropolis, this documentary ... See full summary »
John E. Hampton
"Die Reise nach Metropolis" or "Voyage to Metropolis" is a 52-minute documentary from 2010, so this one had its 5th anniversary last year. The writer and director is Artem Demenok and this is one of his more known works and actually not his only work that centers on the premise of "film on film". If you love Metropolis, you will probably quite like this one here. I would not call "Metropolis" one of my favorite (German) films of all time, but I still believe this one here was a success. It includes relevant information about a time long gone, namely the days when the movie was made and what cultural and also political impact it had. We see interviews from Fritz Lang and also read some letters he wrote and an interesting page of his original script is shown too. Later on, we find about the film from today's perspective, how film historians have puzzled it together in the last years/decades because every once in a while you heard the news that sequences re-appeared that were actually considered lost, which should give people hope that other lost films may not prove really that lost in the next decades. But back to this one here. The narrator is successful German actor Hanns Zischler. I enjoyed the watch and I feel it was a good documentary. Almost a must-see for "Metropolis" lovers.
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