- 1 hr 39 min
In "Alphaville," a trench coat-clad secret agent named Lemmy Caution is on a mission to capture Professor von Braun, the creator of Alphaville, a dystopian deep-space colony. Standing against him is Alpha 60, a sentient computer network created by von Braun that happens to be in full control of everything that happens in Alphaville. Agent Caution enters Alphaville in the guise of a journalist looking for a story. Although the film's story is set in the future certain characters refer to events that they remember happening in the 20th century. Because Alpha 60 has outlawed free thought, love, poetry, and emotion, the system it lords over must be brought down. Caution attempts to destroy Alpha 60 by feeding it a riddle that involves something that the computer cannot compute.