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Allemagne Neuf Zero/ Nuit et Brouillard

Germany Year Nine Zero/Night and Fog

Germany in the year 1990 or the New Germany in the year 2000: the double meaning of the title is deliberate and suggests something of the complexity and ambiguity of Jean-Luc Godard’s enigmatic film essay. In six variations on the theme of loneliness and the state of a nation, Godard investigates the situation in Germany one year after the fall of the Berlin Wall. In his search for clues he reactivates Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine), the hero of his classic 1965 film Alphaville. Lemmy is living under a false name in the GDR and sets off on a journey to the interior of the German character.
France, 1991.
English subtitles.
Colour.
16mm print.
60 mins.
Plus Night and Fog (Nuit et Brouillard), Alain Resnais’ poetic documentary on the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps. France, 1956.
English subtitles.
Colour.
32 mins.

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