Joh catches a whiff of these revolutionary rumors and consults former-romantic-rival-turned-mad-scientist Rotwang. The latter has recently completed a robot to replace Hel, Joh's late wife and Rotwang's stolen love. Joh and Rotwang also secretly witness Maria's Babylon sermon and scheme to manipulate events to their own ends. Joh demands Rotwang transform the robot into Maria's likeness so that she can sow confusion, lust and violence as a pretext for reciprocal genocide, but the vengeful Rotwang plans to double-cross Joh and destroy him, his son and the whole city using his unholy creation. Disasters ensue, with Freder and Maria uniting to right the wrongs of the previous generation.
Stations of the Cross
Werner Rainer Fassbinder, Werner Herzog, Alexander Kluge, Fritz Lang, Paul Leni, F. W. Murnau, G. W. Pabst, Wolfgang Petersen, Edgar Reitz, Volker Schlondorff, Tom Tykwer, Wim Wenders