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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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Suddenly the word is Alphaville... and a secret agent is in a breathless race against the Masters of the Future.


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5 May 1965 (France)  »

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Budget:

$220,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The Doors' song 'End of the Night' was inspired by a quote in 'Alphaville'. See more »

Goofs

After Lemmy has shot Professor Vonbraun, he runs down a staircase and throws open a glass door. As he does so, the reflection of the cameraman can be seen clearly in the door. See more »

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Lemmy Caution: Yes, I am afraid of death. But for a humble secret agent, it's an everyday thing, like whiskey. And I've been drinking all my life.
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Crazy Credits

Before the credits, Godard adds one letter at a time to compose the word "fin"--"i"..."in"..."fin"--as though to suggest "I, in the end." See more »

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A strange but beautiful adventure
9 October 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

What can you say that hasn't already been said. The dispassionate pastiche that is Lemmy Caution. The lethargy is exhilarating at times. The photography inventive and startling. The sound design unique and ground breaking. The acting superb. The music fantastique! Love it or get out of here!


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