ALLEMAGNE NEUF ZÉRO

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ALLEMAGNE NEUF ZÉRO

DEUTSCHLAND NEU(N) NULL

Jean-Luc Godard
F/D, 1991
62min, OmdU

ALLEMAGNE NEUF ZÉRO

Jean-Luc Godard
F/D, 1991
, 62min, OmdU

Cast: 
Eddie Constantine
Lemmy Caution
Hanns Zischler
Graf Zelten
Nathalie Kadem
Delphine de Staël
André S. Labarthe
Erzähler
Claudia Michelsen
Charlotte/Dora
Robert Wittmers
Don Quixote
Screenplay: 
Jean-Luc Godard
Sound: 
François Musy
Pierre-Alain Besse
Camera: 
Christophe Pollock
Andreas Erben
Stephan Brenda
Editor: 
Jean-Luc Godard
Composer: 
Gavin Bryars
Giacinto Scelsi
Ludwig van Beethoven
Franz Liszt
W. A. Mozart
Johann Sebastian Bach
Igor Strawinsky
Paul Hindemith
Dimitri Schostakowitsch
Decoration: 
Romain Goupil
Hanns Zischler
Costume: 
Alexandra Pitz
Julia Griep

Production: 
Brainstorm Productions
World Sales: 
JLG Productions
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Shot in 1990, in the wake of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, Germany Nine Zero traces the footsteps of one Lemmy Caution (reprising his Alphaville role) as he makes his way west from East Germany, where hes lived for 30 years. Dubbed «the last spy», Caution is a relic among the ruins of history. As he travels through the countryside, Godard invokes the names of one German past (Bach, Schiller), even as he summons up another past both real and imagined (Hitler, The Damned). Funny, ironic, brilliant and unbearably sad, the voyage is at once a form of radical historiography and resistance. Like
Godard, Caution is journeying through a landscape crowded with remembrance, one that finally leads to a Berlin hotel room where a chambermaid fluffs the pillows, smiles bleakly and utters, «Work makes you free». (Manohla Dargis)