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
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When questioned, Lemmy Caution states that he drives a Ford Galaxy. It's actually a Ford Mustang. See more »
Sooner or later, the Outlands will declare war on us. Therefore, we decided to invade them.
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In the original version, the beginning credits flash one line at a time, each one scanning across the screen just below the last. See more »
In the original French version, the voice of the computer Alpha 60 sounds harsh and throaty as if produced by belching. One English-dubbed version gives the computer a more typical computer-like voice. See more »
Forget about watching this if you have no patience for slow-moving drama, thought-provoking narratives, and/or philosophical discourse.
This film is however unique, virtually impossible to categorize and visually arresting. It's basically a film noir set in an Orwellian future with its lead character using emotion, jokes, philosophy and love to weeds doubts into the rule imposed by a mechanized society of tomorrow....and well it's much more than that too. Recommended to anyone who enjoys the qualities listed in the first paragraph.
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