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#film preservation #nitrate film #metropolis #german federal film archives
Masterpieces, including Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis,” are kept at the German Federal Archives near Berlin. Here, film restoration specialist Egbert Koppe of the archive, is pictured at the facility. “Historical nitrate film is highly explosive,” he warns. Films are kept here under the stipulations of the German Explosives Act.