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La Jetée -- Chris Marker has been challenging moviegoers, philosophers, and himself for years with his complex queries about time, memory, and the rapid advancement of life on this planet. Marker's La Jetée is one of the most influential, radical science-fiction films ever made, a tale of time travel told in still images.

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Writer:
Chris Marker (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 February 1962 (France) See more »
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Plot:
Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Jean Négroni ... Narrator (voice)
Hélène Chatelain ... The Woman
Davos Hanich ... The Man
Jacques Ledoux ... The Experimenter
André Heinrich
Jacques Branchu
Pierre Joffroy
Étienne Becker
Philbert von Lifchitz
Ligia Branice ... A woman from the future (as Ligia Borowczyk)
Janine Klein ... A woman from the future
William Klein ... A man from the future (as Bill Klein)
Germano Facetti (as Germano Faccetti)

Directed by
Chris Marker 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chris Marker  screenplay and dialogue

Produced by
Anatole Dauman .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Jean Chiabaut 
Chris Marker 
 
Film Editing by
Jean Ravel 
 
Sound Department
Antoine Bonfanti .... sound editor
Antoine Bonfanti .... sound re-recording mixer
 

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Also Known As:
"La jetée" - France (original title)
"The Pier" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
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Runtime:
28 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
This short film was the inspiration for the 1995 Terry Gilliam film "Twelve Monkeys".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the man is holding the arm of the woman in the park near the middle of the movie, his hand is visible between her arm and her body, but his arm is not visible. Only the background can be seen between them.See more »
Quotes:
Narrator:This time he is close to her, he speaks to her. She welcomes him without surprise. They are without memories, without plans. Time builds itself painlessly around them. Their only landmarks are the flavour of the moment they are living and the markings on the walls.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kicking and Screaming (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
Krestu TvoyemuSee more »

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54 out of 70 people found the following review useful.
stunning, 12 March 2004
Author: dbdumonteil

In 1995, Terry Gilliam made one of the finest movies in the nineties: "Twelve Monkeys". To explain how he made this awesome movie, he openly declared that he drew his inspiration from a French short film: "La Jetée". It is true that the 2 opus have similarities: both present a devastated earth caused by man's madness, survivors who take refuge in underground rooms and try to improve their grueling living conditions and especially both feature a jaded and manipulated main character.

A short film that is a reflection about time, happiness and love, entirely composed of static shots, "la jetée" is a powerful and mesmerizing work and it may appear as a cornerstone in French cinema. 42 years after its release, it kept all its strength and has not aged a bit. The quality of the editing, the photography and the commentary add to the success of Chris Marker's work.

Highly recommended and the influence of Chris Marker's short film on "Twelve Monkeys" shows well a thing: French cinema inspired a great number of American movies.

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