Metropolis with live music by Trioglyzerin

Director: Fritz Lang, Germany 1925/26, 149 min, FSK from 6 years, cast: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich

World premiere on 10 January 1927 at Berlin's Ufa-Palast am Zoo

Admission: 12 Euro / 11 Euro concessions

With Metropolis, Fritz Lang created one of the most elaborate films of the silent film era and the first full-length science fiction film, whose equipment, trick technique and special effects still inspire representatives of the genre today. After the collapse of the German empire and the revolutionary riots, modern industrial times lead to a dystopic version of the future. A reality dominated by technology, in which the free man is degraded to a servant of his own inventions - what may have seemed strange to most contemporary cinema-goers no longer seems far removed from today's reality.


About the musicians:

Three musicians have come together under the name Trioglyzerin in order not only to bring the cinema atmosphere of film’s early years back to life, but also to expand it stylistically through the use of modern sounds. Piano (Ulrich van der Schoor), cello (Kristoff Becker) and oboe (Tobias Becker) refer back to tradition. In addition, synthesizers are used to achieve a greater variety of sounds through noise and tone collages. The composition plays just as important a role in the setting as the improvisation, which gives emphasis to the immediacy of the live encounter. Trioglyzerin have made a name for themselves with numerous appearances at home and abroad. The musicians' many years of experience with a wide variety of musical styles have contributed to the fact that each individual film is given its own, apt musical illustration.

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