Alphaville

Jean-Luc Godard

IndieLisboa 2019 •

Fiction, 1965, 99′

Homage to noir, work of science fiction and political fiction. It is, as the full title indicates “a strange adventure of Lemmy Caution”. Secret agent Lemmy Caution goes to the city of Alphaville, where all feelings have been abolished and no one is able to perceive poetry, to try to convince a scientist to return to the “outer planets.” This parable on the future society was entirely filmed in natural settings in and around Paris. Anna Karina opposite Eddie Constantine in a plot “of adventure and love”, “death and mystery” that the characters cross between the meshes of a technocratic dictatorship. (Cinemateca Portuguesa)