German cinema has provided many important technical and artistic contributions to cinema. Filmmakers such as FW Murnau, Fritz Lang and Robert Wiene created many of the masterpieces of the German Expressionism movement, known for its dark themes, stylised sets and rich symbolism, that influenced much of Film-noir and Horror, as well as filmmakers such as Cocteau and Bergman. Modern German cinema has also had significant international commercial and festival success, with filmmakers like Fatih Akin leading the way.
Metropolis : In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. Nosferatu : Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Silent classic based on the story "Dracula." Pandora's Box : The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her. SOLINO : In the sixties Romano Amato, his wife Rosa and their two sons Giancarlo and Gigi emigrate from Solino in Italy to Duisburg in the Ruhr area and establish the first Pizza restaurant in town. Their business emerges well and both children get used to Germany. 10 years later the brothers fall in love with the same woman; they break tie with each other in anger and Gigi returns to Solino with his mother. A decade later both meet again and have a retrospect on their lives. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari :What force drives a man insane?