Alphaville the movie is freakin' nuts. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard, the black and white style is intensely imposing... mainly in french, with some english and russian utterances.
Some storyline: Lemmy Caution comes in as Ivan Johnson posing as a reporter, taking pictures in alphaville, which is like 100% 1984 shtuff. Everyone in Alphaville lives life predicted by Alpha 60 which is the giant computer with something like 1.2 billion nerve centers. It lives by logic, and some cut shots of E = hf and E = mc2... Energy baby, quantized and relativistic... yikes. Suffice it to say, Alphaville exists in a separate galaxy from like tokyoland and like pekingville. No one can say 'why' only 'because'... madness I say.
The movie just gets crayze, and i really can't comment more on it. Except that it gave me new respect for subtitled french flicks.