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Fritz Lang

Austrian-German filmmaker Fritz Lang is best known for his groundbreaking expressionist films such as "Metropolis" (1927) and the film noir precursor, "M" (1931).

Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang (1890-1976) was born in Vienna and started his career at the German film studio Ufa. Dubbed the "Master of Darkness," Lang directed masterpieces of Expressionism such as "Metropolis," "Die Nibelungen" and "M." Lang fled Germany in 1934, shortly after the Nazis came to power. He later pursued his career in Hollywood, where he directed 23 features in 20 years.

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