Aphaville. Ugh. I wanted to like this movie. I mean, I like weird, philosophical movies. I like low budget movies. Alphaville is a weird, low-budget movie, a takeoff on the Lemmy Caution character, evidently a staple of European action movies of a certain era, played by the actor known for playing him. It would be like getting Clint Eastwood to play ‘Dirty’ Harry Callahan in a cheapo scifi movie of the Roger Corman variety, as directed by David Lynch. I mean, who could not like that?
Me apparently. And Katalin. We both thought this movie stunk on ice. But, if you want some nice black & white footage of the streets of Paris, there I worse ways of seeing it, I suppose. This is the movie that proves that, in your quest to stay weird, it is perhaps possible to be a bit too French.