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Alphaville, a Strange Adventure of Lemmy Caution ( Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution ) (1965) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

2154

Avg. Rating:

2.88/4

# of Ratings:

40

Genres:

Mystery, Sci-Fi

Rating:

NR

Language:

French

Theater Date:

05/05/1965

Director:

Jean-Luc Godard

Actors:

Eddie Constantine
Anna Karina
Akim Tamiroff


 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A American detective is sent to a distant planet where logic rules but emotion and freedom has been suppressed. His intrusion threatens to bring Alphaville down. -- Chris Kavan

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SIngli6 06/27/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

Taxing, if not wholly impenetrable, yet still somehow masterful.

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Chris Kavan 03/14/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

A noir and sci-fi film rolled into one, Jean-Luc Godard presents a society run by pure logic vs. a detective goes by his own terms. No special effects to speak of, but the future it portends is still quite terrifying. It may not be flashy, but it is certainly effective.

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mitchellyoung 09/15/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

A noirish and inventively visual science fiction film that is an underrated Godard masterpiece.

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Alex 05/17/2009 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

Rating of
1.5/4 

It took me 5 nights to get through this (though late nights, often falling asleep). Yeah it is beautiful at times but score is ridiculously repetitive. The story did nothing for me that I had not seen many times. Most Noir's are better.

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jkownacki 11/06/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

Godard flips both the film noir and the sci-fi genres on their heads by creating a sci-fi-noir in (then) present-day Paris. No flying cars, jetpacks or laser beams, but there IS a dame in distress, and there IS a nefarious robot hivemind. But the best thing about the film (beyond its superlative cinematography) is the way it pays homage to its genre roots by exceeding them. What other private eye understands that a well-recited poem can be as devastating as a hidden revolver or a shot to the jaw? In Alphaville, Lemmy Caution is Sam Spade askew, and somehow all the more real because of it -- robot hivemind notwithstanding.

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GGauthier 09/06/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

Sci-fi masterpiece that can easily be the Blade Runner/Matrix of the 60s. The man that goes against a technocratic society. A society looking for perfection but that collapses from inside, revealing that only what makes us human, triumph. Anna Karina is not only gorgeous, but also a terrific actress. The shots and the script are fantastic.

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