Made in Germany during the Weimar Period, Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia, and follows the attempts of Freder, the son of a wealthy intellectual, and Maria, a worker's daughter, to overcome the vast gulf separating their two classes.
A documentary on George Orwells novel Nineteen Eighty-Four that explores how the dystopian book relates to society today. The documentary investigates the concept of a modern surveillance society informed by information technology, and features interviews with Japanese artists Ryuichi Sakamoto and Mamoru Oshii, as well as Michael Radford, director of the narrative film Nineteen Eighty-Four, which also came out in 1984. George Orwell's acclaimed novel continues to astonish readers around the world. He coined terms such as "telescreen," a device that operates as both television and a security camera, "Big Brother" an absolute dictator, and "War is Peace". The meanings of "freedom" and "expression" are questioned by the fate of a hero and a heroine being oppressed with brainwashing and torture under the extreme surveillance society controlled by a totalitarian government in Nineteen Eighty-Four.