La Jetée

Direction
Year
1962
Country
  • France
Duration
27min
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An experimental sci-fi film is built as a sequence of black and white pictures. The story takes place in the aftermath of a nuclear war that drove all the survivors underground. It is told by a man sent back in time to avert the catastrophe. During his trip to the past he becomes haunted by a violent childhood memory: a picture of a man shot to death and a mysterious beautiful woman. The moment he realises the connection between them, the history is doomed to repeat again. The metaphysical manipulation with the space and memory became a model for Terry Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys.

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Details

  • Original title
    La Jetée
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Chris Marker
  • DOP
    Jean Chiabaut, Chris Marker
  • Editing
    Jean Ravel
  • Music
    Trevor Duncan
  • Sound
    Antoine Bonfanti
  • Duration
    27 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
    1962
  • Country
    • France
  • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Distribution

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