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Metropolis: Complete?

According to German news site The Local, Lost scenes from Fritz Lang's legendary 1927 silent film "Metropolis" discovered in Argentina last year will be sent to Wiesbaden for restoration.

In July 2008, 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 traveled 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. The Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau Institute's film preservation experts have agreed to finance the restoration and transfer it to a digital medium.

Could this mean that one of cinema's most renowned films might finally be able to be seen in it's full length? After the massive restoration project of a few years ago, it's already being seen more completely then it has since it's debut showing, but even then, there are many scenes that were considered lost. If this pans out, those scenes, as well as the full scope of the story, may finally see the light of day once more.
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