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Alphaville: Une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (1965)

France 99m, B&W
Director: Jean-Luc Godard; Cast: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff, Howard Vernon

alphavilleThe future never looked as bleak as in Godard’s amusing and highly influential retro film noir styled science fiction love story. Set on a distant plant that resembles 1960s Paris, the production’s distinctive look is delivered with fluid camera movements that follow the hardboiled intergalactic secret agent 003 (aka Lemmy Caution) who arrives from the Outlands in his Ford Galaxy. Pitted against Alpha-60, a gravelly voiced and mostly all-knowing giant computer, Lemmy’s mission in this Orwellian-inspired world might be accomplished, that is, if he’s not too distracted by the endless techno-babble, Godard’s philosophical musings, and the hotel’s seductress – third class (Klaus Ming December 2012).

2 comments on “Alphaville: Une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (1965)

  1. Joachim Boaz
    12/02/2012

    Love this film…. I love all the french homages to film noir — and combining that with sci-fi, all the better 😉

    • Klaus
      12/03/2012

      Indeed. Il s’agit d’un mélange fou de genres de films!

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