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"Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans" (1927) [HD]

Academy Award wins (1929)

·         Best Actress in a Leading Role - Janet Gaynor (At this time acting awards were given for an actor’s entire body of work in a year, so the award was for her work on this film, Seventh Heaven, and Street Angel)

·         Best Cinematography - Charles Rosher and Karl Struss

·         Best Unique and Artistic Production (This Oscar, only awarded at the 1st Academy Awards, was at the time as prestigious asOutstanding Picture, but the Academy has since decided that the higher honor went to Wings in the latter category.)

Academy Award nominations (1929)

·         Best Art Direction - Rochus Gliese.

Other distinctions

·         In 1989- National Film Registry.

·         Top 10 of the Sight and Sound critic’s poll for best film ever made in 2002 & 2012.

·         AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions - #63

·         AFI’s 100 Years…100 Heroes and Villains - The Woman from the City, Villain - Nominated

·         AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) - #82


Metropolis Fritz Lang 1927 (completa y subtitulada)

A must see pioneer science fiction movie from Viennese director Fritz Lang. Classified by UNESCO like a World memory, this futuristic movie will captivate you from heart. 
Special effects: Eugen Schüfftan.
Original music composed by Gottfried Huppertz.
Distributed by UFA
Produced by Erich Pommer
Written by Thea Von Harbou

Brigitte Helm (In her brilliant debut as good Maria and evil Robot- Maria.)
Alfred Abel
Gustav Fröhlich
Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Situated in the future, Freder (Gustav Fröhlich) is the son of Metropolis master, Jon Fredersen (Alfred Abel), who falls in love with Maria, a prophet who is looking for peace between the rich and the poor. Inventor Rotwang (Rudolf Klein-Rogge)  has invented a robot to resurrect Helm, a woman who leave him for Jon and died giving birth to Freder, Jon orders him to five the appearance of Maria to the robot in order to ruin her reputation with the poor. It’s now Feeders’ job to act as mediator between the hands and the brain. 

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