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Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution

Jean-Luc Godard / FR, IT, 1965 / 98 min.

In the future the people of Alphaville are controlled by the master computer brain Alpha 60. The creator of Alpha 60, Professor von Braun, plans to reduce mankind to a docile workforce, but secret agent Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine) arrives to put things right.

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Screening to mark the passing of Jean-Luc Godard on 13 September 2022. Godard’s pastiche of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis is regarded as a unique dystopian mix of SF, film noir, spy story and cultural criticism. Godard, A great fan of genre films, had seen actor Eddie Constantine star in the 1950's Lemmy Caution films. Constantine played a hard boiled detective with a stoic-melancholy expression; quick to fight, with a neverending thirst and a huge sense of irony.

Super computer

Constantine seemed the ideal lead for his pastiche on the concept of the totalitarian technopolist: intergalactic private eye Lemmy Caution opposes the evil genius Von Braun. The latter's beautiful, yet brainwashed daughter Natasja (Anna Karina) is there to help Caution unravel the secrets of the super computer Alpha 60 to free humanity from enslavement.

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This movie contains scenes of violencePersons under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult

Director

Jean-Luc Godard

Production year

1965

Country

FR, IT

Original title

Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution

Length

98 min.

Language

French

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

still Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (Jean-Luc Godard, FR/IT 1965)
still Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (Jean-Luc Godard, FR/IT 1965)
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