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Alphaville 1965 12

99 mins France Director. Jean-Luc Godard

In Godard's dystopian sci-fi, detective Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine) travels to the soulless technopolis of Alphaville on a secret mission to capture the dictatorial Professor Von Braun and destroy the Alpha 60 computer that has outlawed human emotions. Love comes to his aid in the form of Anna Karina’s Natasha von Braun and the poetry of French surrealism.

Appropriating the Lemmy Caution character that had served Constantine well over a series of popular detective films, Godard’s subversion of the character apparently incensed the film’s backers and damaged Constantine’s reputation as a stalwart of the detective genre.

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Directed by

Jean-Luc Godard

Featuring

Anna Karina

Eddie Constantine

Genres

Science Fiction Detective drama

Collection

Sci-Fi - Days of Fear and Wonder Jean-Luc Godard Tomorrow's World

Certificate

12 Contains moderate sex and nudity

Released

1965

Country

France

Language

English

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