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Basic facts

Original title Metropolis
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Director
Producer
Screenplay
Production country
Production company
Classification Allowed from age 11
Swedish release 1927-04-04

Cast

Brigitte Helm
Maria, flickan av folket/Maria, roboten

Gustav Fröhlich
Freder Fredersen, förälskad i Maria

Alfred Abel
Joh Fredersen, hans far, Metropolis herre

Rudolf Klein-Rogge
C.A. Rotwang, uppfinnare

Theodor Loos
Josaphat, Joh Fredersens sekreterare

Fritz Rasp
den smale, Joh Fredersens nye sekreterare

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Titles

Original title
Swedish release title
Title for Swedish Video release

Crew

Director
Screenplay
Producer
Director of Photography
Music
Art Director
Production Assistant
Camera Operator
Still Photographer
Special Photographic Effects
Assistant Cameraman
Set Decorator
Costume Designer
Wardrobe
Other Crew

Cast

Brigitte Helm Maria, flickan av folket/Maria, roboten
Gustav Fröhlich Freder Fredersen, förälskad i Maria (rollnamn i Sverige 1927: Georg Krafft)
Alfred Abel Joh Fredersen, hans far, Metropolis herre (rollnamn i Sverige 1927: Karl Krafft)
Rudolf Klein-Rogge C.A. Rotwang, uppfinnare
Theodor Loos Josaphat, Joh Fredersens sekreterare
Fritz Rasp den smale, Joh Fredersens nye sekreterare
Erwin Biswanger Georgy, arbetare nr 11 811 vid den stora "klockan"
Heinrich George Groth, väktaren av hjärtmaskinen
Olaf Storm Jan
Hanns Leo Reich Marinus
Heinrich Gotho ceremonimästaren
Margarete Lanner kvinnan i bilen/kvinna i de eviga trädgårdarna
Max Dietze arbetare
Georg John arbetare vid M-maskinen
Walter Kühle arbetare
Arthur Reinhardt arbetare
Erwin Vater arbetare
Curt Siodmak arbetare
Grete Berger kvinnlig arbetare
Olly Böheim kvinnlig arbetare
Ellen Frey kvinnlig arbetare
Dolly Grey kvinnlig arbetare
Rose Liechtenstein kvinnlig arbetare
Helene Weigel kvinnlig arbetare
Henrietta Siodmak kvinnlig arbetare
Beatrice Garga kvinna i de eviga trädgårdarna
Anny Hintze kvinna i de eviga trädgårdarna
Helen von Münchofen kvinna i de eviga trädgårdarna
Hilde Woitscheff kvinna i de eviga trädgårdarna
Rolf von Goth son i de eviga trädgårdarna
Fritz Alberti robot (der schöpferische Mensch)

Companies

Production Company Universum-Film AG (UFA)
Distributor in Sweden (35 mm) AB Svenska Filmkompaniet 1927
Plånborg Film AB 1985
Distributor in Sweden (Video) Odox Entertainment AB 1995
Distributor in Sweden (buy video) Odox Entertainment AB 1995
Distributor in Sweden (DVD) Atlantic Film AB 2009

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 125598
Date 1985-08-12
Classification Allowed from age 11
Original length 2276 meters


Censorship number 38458
Date 1927-02
Classification Allowed from age 15
Original length 2734 meters
Censored length 2560 meters
Notes Granskningskopians längd: 2717 m. Visningskopiornas längd: 2734 m (före censurklipp), 2560 m (efter censurklipp).


Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in metres 4189 meter
Length in minutes 153 min


Production location

Germany 1925-05-22 1926-10-30
Ufa-ateljéerna Neubabelsberg, Berlin Germany

Release dates

Release in Sweden 1927-04-04 Palladium Stockholm Sweden
Video release 1996-12 Sweden 120 min
First showing 1927-01-10 Ufa-Palast am Zoo Berlin Germany 159 min
DVD release 2009-09-09 Sweden
2004-03-12 Sweden
Other showing 1927-03-06 New York City, New York USA
TV showing 1972-05-08 TV2 Sweden
Paris nous appartient (1958) Cited in Metropolis (1927)
Android (1982) Cited in Metropolis (1927)
The Bodyguard (1992) Cited in Metropolis (1927)
Basquiat (1996) Cited in Metropolis (1927)

Holdings Film

The information given here refers to film material in the Swedish Film Institute’s archive. Access to the archive’s stock is given on request, for research, other film archives and rights’ holders.

Element type Print
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2956


Element type Print
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2276


Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100


Size Between 850 x 400 and 850 x 690


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100


Holdings Scripts

Script type Dialoglista
Language Swedish


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Metropolis. Intertitles.
Extent 14 s.
Language English


Script type Dialoglista
Extent 42 s.
Language Swedish


Holdings Stills

Black and white print SET
Album Yes


Holdings Promotion materials

Type Program/Promotion material


Type Misc.prints
Language German


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