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La Jetée ()

La jetée (original title)
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The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III's devastation, told through still images.

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

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Chris Marker

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Chris Marker ... (written by) (uncredited)

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Anatole Dauman ... producer (uncredited)

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Trevor Duncan

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Jean Chiabaut ... (uncredited)
Chris Marker ... (uncredited)

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Jean Ravel

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Antoine Bonfanti ... re-recording mixer (uncredited) / sound editor (uncredited)

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St. Alexandre Newsky Cathedral Chorus ... chorus

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Anatole Dauman ... presenter

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Plot Summary

Time travel, still images, past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man, a slave, sent back and forth, in and out of time, to find a solution to the world's fate, to replenish its decreasing stocks of food, medicine and energies, and in doing so, resulting in a perpetual memory of a lone female, life, death and past events that are recreated on an airport jetty. Written by Cinema_Fan

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Also Known As
  • La Jetée (United States)
  • The Pier (World-wide, English title)
  • La Jetée (World-wide, English title)
  • Am Rande des Rollfelds (Germany)
  • El muelle (Spain)
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  • 28 min
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Trivia This short film was the inspiration for the Terry Gilliam film Twelve Monkeys (1995). See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys (1996). See more »
Soundtracks The Girl (Prologue) See more »
Crazy Credits In the opening titles it states "Avec la participation du Service de la Recherche de la R.T.F.". For one frame, this changes into "Avec la participation du Service de la Trouvaille de la R.T.F.". See more »
Quotes Narrator: Nothing distinguishes memories from ordinary moments. Only later do they become memorable by the scars they leave.
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