darkness. No sign of life, save for --
music pounding from his radio.
stop them, only --
gun into the doorman's throat.
Life can be an illusion.
(low and deadly)
Sometimes we see what isn't there,
and sometimes we don't see what is
The doorman, wide eyed with terror, nods his consent.
Dex removes the gun.
stroll into --
INT. ELEVATOR - CONTINUOUS
INT. APARTMENT - CONTINUOUS
Both men starting to pull guns, but --
This one's personal.
through the doorway, watching as --
Dex spins and fires.
person to shreds.
He's just blown the hell out of a MANNEQUIN.
INT. CHURCH - DUSK
decaying body but his eyes still burn with life.
(raspy voice which
labors to be heard)
May I trouble you with a confession?
Even in the flickering half-light of the candles, the
Priest can see that Christoph is dying.
Never a trouble.
INT. CONFESSIONAL BOOTH
Forgive me Father, for I have
What have you coveted?
God gave us all the need for life.
And when the end begins to near, we
all crave more time. No sin.
But there's what I would do for more
What would you do --
through the priest's chest.
Synopsis: This influential German science-fiction film presents a highly stylized futuristic city where a beautiful and cultured utopia exists above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. When the privileged youth Freder (Gustav Fröhlich) discovers the grim scene under the city, he becomes intent on helping the workers. He befriends the rebellious teacher Maria (Brigitte Helm), but this puts him at odds with his authoritative father, leading to greater conflict.