Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. Arthur Schopenhauer

Alphaville (1965)

Alphaville is Jean-Luc Godard’s creation, a sci-fi movie without special effects.

In 1965, Godard created a dystopian world governed by a totalitarian system, and to be specific a computerized entity, criticizing exactly what the present societies are considered victims of. His attempt to recreate Paris as, on one hand the heart of European modernism and on the other a foreground image of the future metropolis, has not only exploited the common background thoughts of European cinema, but also reimagined a whole universe of technological totalitarianism.

The striking aspect of Alphaville is the extreme similarity with the current world’s commodified image.