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Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution

Jean-Luc Godard France, 1965

Raketemensch's rating of the film Alphaville

Alphaville, one of Duchamp's favorite movies, only pretends to be a silly imitation of a futuristic dystopia. In fact, it's a hellishly intelligent, layered essay on both science fiction and the ambivalent 1960's themselves. It pays a thoughtful homage to the yet unrecognized genre's past and foreshadows its future (as well as our all too real present). Dense and stylish, watching it once is simply not an option.