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'''Metropolis''' is a 1927 german science fiction futurist film. Portraying a what we would now consider a [[Retrofuturism|retro futurist]] [[dystopia]], a highly [[oligarchic transhumanism|class-stratified society]] features oppressed working class living in the city below a well off ruling elite.
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'''Metropolis''' is a 1927 German science fiction futurist film. Portraying what we would now consider a [[Retrofuturism|retro futurist]] [[dystopia]], a highly [[oligarchic transhumanism|class-stratified society]] features an oppressed working class living in the city below a well-off ruling elite.
 
==  Plot ==
 
==  Plot ==
 
The protagonist journeys through the world of Metropolis, encountering a young woman Maria who is taking care of many of the children from the working class and the [[machine slavery|dangerous conditions of the workers]], coming quickly to see the injustice and inequality which had previously been hidden from him.
 
The protagonist journeys through the world of Metropolis, encountering a young woman Maria who is taking care of many of the children from the working class and the [[machine slavery|dangerous conditions of the workers]], coming quickly to see the injustice and inequality which had previously been hidden from him.
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The situation is further complicated when the woman turns out to be the leader of a non-violent worker's revolution in formation, only to be replaced by a [[Android|android replica]], apparently serving the interests of the city's ruler, but secretly obeying its [[mad scientist]] creator.
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The situation is further complicated when the woman turns out to be the leader of a non-violent worker's revolution in formation, only to be replaced by an [[Android|android replica]], apparently serving the interests of the city's ruler, but secretly obeying its [[mad scientist]] creator.
    
The robot turns the revolution violent, leading the workers to [[Neo-luddism|smash their machines]], and the people do not at first realise this will flood their homes and families. The robot is burnt as a witch, its true form finally revealed, the mad scientist killed in a struggle, and all parties apparently agree on a mediated approach towards the future [[social futurism|equitable governance]] of Metropolis.
 
The robot turns the revolution violent, leading the workers to [[Neo-luddism|smash their machines]], and the people do not at first realise this will flood their homes and families. The robot is burnt as a witch, its true form finally revealed, the mad scientist killed in a struggle, and all parties apparently agree on a mediated approach towards the future [[social futurism|equitable governance]] of Metropolis.
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