Lemmy Caution against Alpha 60
|German title||Lemmy Caution against Alpha 60|
|Original title||Alphaville, one étrange adventure de Lemmy Caution|
|Country of production||France , Italy|
|Age rating||FSK 16|
Lemmy Caution , a private detective , arrives in the futuristic city of Alphaville to look for missing agent Henry Dickson. The city is under the control of Professor von Braun and is managed by a computer system called Alpha 60 . Love, poetry and feelings are ostracized. The ostracism leads to an inhuman and alienated society. Caution lets Natascha, the daughter of Professor von Braun, help in his search.
The outdoor scenes were filmed in new Parisian districts with their modern glass and concrete facades and neon advertising. Godard did not use special effects.
- France: May 5, 1965
- Germany: June 1965
“Godard mixes science fiction and film noir motifs in an intelligent and sophisticated way. He places it unmistakably in Paris in 1965, making it clear that it is not the future but the present that is full of horrors, as signs and machines are increasingly pushing people back. A formally and mentally impressive filmic reflection, which leads to a possible liberation through poetry and love. "
“Godard's well thought-out and artistically convincing vision of a state in which an electronic brain rules people's thinking and feeling is a utopia, not so far removed from real possibilities, that can be recommended to thoughtful adults, even if Eddie Constantine was to become a successful representative of the threatened freedom of spirit and soul has not completely succeeded. "
In 1983 the film gave its name to the German synth-pop band Alphaville . The band leader Marian Gold saw the fight between man and machine in the film, also figuratively speaking, as fitting for the band, which at the time had to struggle with the technical inadequacies of their first devices.
- Romed Wyder: "Alphaville" in film positions VSETH & VSU , Ed .: Science Fiction - Andrzej Wajda. Documentation. Association of Students at the University of VSU, Zurich 1990, without ISBN, pp. 92–100; Production design, filmography (more than 40 titles)
- Lemmy Caution against Alpha 60 in theInternet Movie Database(English)
- Film information, criticism, posters, photos of scenes
- Lemmy Caution against Alpha 60 in filmzentrale.com
- Comparison of the cut versions old German version (Bayern 3) - Unabridged version (arte) by Lemmy Caution against Alpha 60 at Schnittberichte.com
- Film review on KinoundCo.de, accessed September 16, 2019
- Film review (French) on remysoubanere.com, February 4, 2015
- movie review from Marco Behringer on film-Rezensionen.de 29 November, 2009.
- World premieres according to IMDb
- Lemmy Caution against Alpha 60. In: Lexicon of international films . Film service , accessed October 7, 2016 .
- Evangelischer Presseverband München, Review No. 269/1965