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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. See more »


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Budget:

$220,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$46,585 (USA) (30 May 2014)
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The Doors' song 'End of the Night' was inspired by a quote in 'Alphaville'. See more »

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Towards the beginning, the term "light years" is used as if it were a measure of time, when actually it is a measure of distance. See more »

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Alpha 60: Everything has been said, provided words do not change their meanings, and meanings their words.
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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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Referenced in Colossal Youth (2017) See more »

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My brief review of the film
27 April 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

An excessively weird although constantly engaging futuristic film, there is plenty to enjoy in it, even though it is a bit hard to understand. Godard makes brilliant use of shadows and lighting to set up a scary atmosphere, and negative images are used effectively throughout to create a sense of awe and provide a feeling of a foreign environment. The sets are very creative, taken from existing buildings in France, and the music used throughout the film fits in delightfully. At times the film bears a bit too much resemblance to Orwell's '1984' to stand on its own two feet, and there might be a few other problems for the nit-picky, but I simply found this to be a fascinating and well made film, and it definitely comes recommended if you simply feel like watching something different for a change.


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