Scene from the film La Jetée
Scene from the film La Jetée
Scene from the film La Jetée
Scene from the film La Jetée
Scene from the film La Jetée

La Jetée

  • France
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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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  • Original Title
    La Jetée
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Chris Marker
  • Cinematography
    Jean Chiabaut, Chris Marker
  • Editing
    Jean Ravel
  • Music
    Trevor Duncan
  • Sound
    Antoine Bonfanti
  • Runtime
    27 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • France
  • Format
    • Black & White
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