Parufamet was the name of the Germany distribution company founded between the American film studios Paramount Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer and Universum Film AG (UFA) in 1925. Parufamet was planned to distribute 20 films from each partner per year in Germany
Paramount and MG who together loaned $4 Million (US) to UFA in December 1925. The German studio UFA financed the production of several expensive silent films including Metropolis (1927), and had gone bankrupt as a result. In return for the loan, Ufa had to reserve 75% of its cinema capacity for American productions.
- Minden, Michael and Holger Bachmann, editors. Fritz Lang's Metropolis cinematic visions of technology and fear. Rochester, N.Y: Camden House, 2000. Print.