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Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Friday 28 October and Saturday 29 October 2011 8pm
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Fritz Lang’s Metropolis was the most ambitious, and expensive, silent film ever made. An icon of 1920s cinema, it is set in a futuristic urban dystopia, where a world of luxury and opulence is supported by a class of underground slave-workers.

This Australian premiere of the newly restored version of the film includes 30 minutes of footage, lost until 2008, and now shown for the first time in Australia. Conductor Frank Strobel, a renowned film expert, will conduct the Sydney Symphony, to marry Gottfried Huppertz’s lush original film score with Lang’s incredible imagery in a live performance and screening.

Presented in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut

Part of Berlin Sydney, in association with the exhibition The mad square: modernity in German art 1910-37 at the Art Gallery of NSW

Still from Metropolis

Production still from Metropolis, courtesy British Film Institute and Transit Film GmbH