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Germany Year 90 Nine Zero

Director:  Jean-Luc Godard
Year Released:  1991
Rating:  2.0

A sort-of 'follow-up' to Alphaville (though not really) has Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine) strolling through post-Berlin Wall Germany while leftist JLG muses on the death of Marxism and the 'victory' of Capitalism. Those familiar with the auteur's essay films and whimsical editing style will find the same old approach here - there's no real grand epiphany arrived at, and the entirety of the message can be summed up in the beginning, with a car driving over a sign for the Karl Marx Straße station. It's a slim ride at 60 minutes, and a rather unremarkable entry in JLG's filmography if not for Constantine's return; the cameo by both Don Quixote (in front of a windmill and on horseback) with Sancho Panza (pushing a Volkswagen) is completely serious (and completely stupid).

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