Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis

Title of ArtworkBerlin: Symphony of a Metropolis
Year of Origin1927
    65 minutes
    silent film
Collaboration/Shared Production/Research
    Fox Film Corporation (US) Fox Europa (Europe) Written by Karl Freund, Carl Mayer, Walter Ruttmann Music by Edmund Meisel Cinematography: Robert Baberske, Reimar Kuntze, László Schäffer, Karl Freund
Medium/Type of Artwork
Light Source
Light-Optical Factors
History of a work
2007Development / productionRestoration in the Bundesarchiv-Fimarchiv with ZDF / ARTE Broadcast the 1. dez 2007 at ARTELink
WikipediaGerman Wikipedia articleLink
WikipediaEnglish Wikipedia articleLink
YoutubeFull length movieLink

Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis or Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (German: Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt) is a 1927 German silent film directed by Walter Ruttmann, co-written by Carl Mayer and Karl Freund. Composer Edmund Meisel was commissioned to write an orchestral score for its original release.

The film is an example of the 'city symphony' film genre. It portrays the life of a city, mainly through visual impressions in a semi-documentary style, without the narrative content of more mainstream films, though the sequencing of events can imply a kind of loose theme or impression of the city's daily life. of 25.9.18

Special features artworkn/a