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Alphaville (Une Etrange Aventure de Lemmy Caution)

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General Information:
Year Released: 1965
Country: France
Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Alphaville (Une Etrange Aventure de Lemmy Caution) is set in the future, but this future is in an unspecified time and place. The evil Dr. von Braun is responsible for Alpha 60, the cold computer that oppressively controls the city, where poetry and emotion are outlawed. Many words have fallen into disuse, which are rediscovered by intergalactic agent Lemmy Caution after he overcomes von Braun's computer.

The Promise of Science: Computers

In Alphaville, the compter (Alpha 60) controls much more than a single complex. Created by an evil human in an unspecified future time, the computer operates the entire city of Alphaville -- a city that could be in any place. Cold and oppressive, it has outlawed emotions and poetry. Alpha 60 is eventually defeated by intergalactic agent Lemmy Caution, who overcomes it by providing poetic answers to its straight questioning.

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