Fritz Lang's Spies

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Living in government-induced fear and paranoia? Don't remain calm. We present a special screening of Fritz Lang's groundbreaking and sleek spy thriller, his modestly-budgeted follow-up to the monumental sci-fi epic METROPOLIS 🤖

The years-ahead-of-its-time plot involves Russian espionage activity in London. Rudolf Kleine-Rogge stars as Haghi, the duplicitious head of a spy ring that specializes in the theft of government documents. Willy Fritsch is a dashing young secret agent known only as 326, who is assigned to topple the diabolical kingpin from his throne. Filled with the sexual intrigue and high-tech gadgetry that would continue to define the genre, SPIES (SPIONE) remains fresh, even 88 years after its premiere.

"SPIES opens in an orgy of excess, the visceral excitement of on-screen chaos and death paralleling the anything-goes headiness of Weimar-era Germany." — Slant Magazine

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Part of TIFF Cinematheque's Special Screenings, running all summer long.

Tickets: http://www.tiff.net/films/spies/
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By: TIFF