Paula Félix-Didier, head of film museum Museo del Cine in Buenos Aires, discovered an uncut version of the 1927 science fiction film when she looked into reports that a tape in the archive was unusually long. She travelled to Berlin with a copy of the film and met with experts who say they are certain it is the missing original-length version of Lang’s masterpiece that reveals key plot scenes and an expansion of minor roles, Die Zeit said ahead of the publication of its Thursday edition.
I am immensly pleased by the news. I watched Metropolis in a class on European Cinema last semester and loved it. It’s a crazy, awesome silent film directed by Fritz Lang. I’m looking forward to the day when I can watch the whole film.