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Alphaville ()

Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (original title)
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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
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Natacha von Braun
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Henri Dickson (as Akim Tamirof)
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Valérie Boisgel ...
2nd Seductress Third Class (uncredited)
Jean-Louis Comolli ...
Prof. Jeckell (uncredited)
Michel Delahaye ...
von Braun's Assistant (uncredited)
Jean-André Fieschi ...
Prof. Heckell (uncredited)
Christa Lang ...
1st Seductress Third Class (uncredited)
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Breakfast waiter (uncredited)
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Chief Engineer (uncredited)
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Prof. Leonard Nosferatu aka von Braun (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jean-Luc Godard

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Jean-Luc Godard ... ()
 
Paul Éluard ... (poem "Capitale de la douleur") (uncredited)

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André Michelin ... producer

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Paul Misraki

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Raoul Coutard

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Agnès Guillemot

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Pierre Guffroy ... (uncredited)

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Philippe Dussart ... production manager (uncredited)

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Charles L. Bitsch ... assistant director (uncredited)
Hélène Kalougine ... assistant director (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Léaud ... assistant director (uncredited)
Jean-Paul Savignac ... assistant director (uncredited)

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René Levert ... sound (uncredited)

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Georges Liron ... camera operator (uncredited)
Georges Pierre ... still photographer (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines The strange adventure of Lemmy Caution - secret agent of the future See more »
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Also Known As
  • Alphaville (France)
  • Tarzan vs. IBM (France)
  • Agente Lemmy Caution: Missione Alphaville (Italy)
  • Alphaville (United States)
  • Dick Tracy on Mars (United States)
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  • 99 min
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Budget $220,000 (estimated)

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Trivia The line by Alpha60 that begins "Time is the substance of which I am made" is paraphrased from the 1946 essay "A New Refutation of Time" by famous Argentinean writer and fantasist Jorge Luis Borges, which reads: "Our destiny is not frightful by being unreal; it is frightful because it is irreversible and iron-clad. Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire. The world, unfortunately, is real; I, unfortunately, am Borges." See more »
Goofs Just before Lemmy Caution/Ivan Johnson meets Natasha Vonbraun, around 10 minutes into the movie, you can see the crew in the mirror when the camera pans. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Une vague nouvelle (1999). See more »
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 »
Quotes Alpha 60: Once we know the number one, we believe that we know the number two, because one plus one equals two. We forget that first we must know the meaning of plus.
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