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Alphaville (1965)

Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 5 May 1965 (France)
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A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler.

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Lemmy Caution, an American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet. His very American character is at odds with the city's ruler, an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression. Written by Gene Volovich <volovich@netcom.com>

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Box Office

Budget:

$220,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,298 (USA) (7 February 2014)

Gross:

$46,585 (USA) (30 May 2014)
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Trivia

Jean-Luc Godard appropriated both the title character and the actor Eddie Constantine from a popular French series of kiss-kiss-bang-bang films released from 1953 (Poison Ivy (1953)) to 1963 (Your Turn, Darling (1963)). See more »

Goofs

Towards the end when Lemmy and Natasha get into their car while all the Alphaville residents are incapacitated, cars can be seen driving past, while the drivers should have been knocked out. See more »

Quotes

Professor Von Braun: We are mastering a science so fantastic that the old American and Russian control of atomic force will seem pathetic.
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Crazy Credits

In the original version, the beginning credits flash one line at a time, each one scanning across the screen just below the last. See more »

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Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une vague nouvelle (1999) See more »

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It's not going to appeal to everyone...
17 June 2003 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

Forget about watching this if you have no patience for slow-moving drama, thought-provoking narratives, and/or philosophical discourse.

This film is however unique, virtually impossible to categorize and visually arresting. It's basically a film noir set in an Orwellian future with its lead character using emotion, jokes, philosophy and love to weeds doubts into the rule imposed by a mechanized society of tomorrow....and well it's much more than that too. Recommended to anyone who enjoys the qualities listed in the first paragraph.


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