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Jean-Luc Godard – Allemagne Annee 90 Neuf Zero AKA Germany Year 90 Nine Zero (1991)

Lemmy Caution investigates a German ruins.
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Jean-Luc Godard’s Germany Year 90 Nine Zero – the title being a pun on Roberto Rossellini’s Germany Year Zero (1947) – was made for French television in 1991 and continued his reflexive cinema/video image/sound practice that reached its zenith with Histoire(s) du Cinéma (1989-97). Germany Year 90 Nine Zero can be considered a sort of loose sequel to Godard’s Alphaville (1965). The film follows the adventures of Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine), “the last of the secret agents,” as he wanders through a post-Berlin-Wall Germany (from the East to the West) through a landscape littered with history. It is 26 years later, and Lemmy is looking exhausted, vulnerable, as befits the landscape of East Germany. Read More »

Bernard Borderie – Ces dames préfèrent le mambo AKA Dishonorable Discharge (1957)

Sea-farer Burt Brickford is engaged to captain the yacht of the wealthy Henery Legrand, ostensibly for a pleasure trip in the Gulf of Mexico. From the outset, Brickford suspects that something is amiss. Sure enough, he discovers several cases of dynamite in the ship’s hold and his paymasters are forced to admit that they are planning to recover the lost treasure of a sunken galleon. Yet this turns out to be just another smoke screen. Just what are Legrand and his entourage up to…? Read More »

Ulli Lommel & Peter Moland – Haytabo (1971)

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A biochemist stumbles upon a well-preserved scientific manuscript from a past century. He and his girlfriend study the document and discover a formula to produce a drug that promises immortality. One vital component, however, is missing. But when an alien gets in touch with the scientist, the solution seems close at hand: The alien offers the biochemist and his girlfriend a trip into the past to meet the man who actually wrote the manuscript. Their first travel back in time fails, but on the second attempt the two indeed manage to meet the inventor… Read More »

Marcel Ophüls – Faites vos jeux, mesdames AKA Make your Bets, Ladies (1965)

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Exciting Eddie Constantine outing finds Eddie playing a special agent searching for missing NATO weapons. When he encounters a scientist who has invented a ring that emits a paralysis spray, the hard-boiled spy saves the day with some very Bondian heroics… Read More »