(The Pier) is a 1962 black and white French science fiction short film. Set in a post-apocalyptic future where humanity has been forced underground due to the aftermath of World War Three and faces extinction from lack of resources, it details a series of time-travel experiments that a prisoner is subjected to in the hopes of being able to acquire aid to help with humanity's present situation.
The film is notable for being shot almost entirely as a series of still images, with no dialogue other than some mumbled German.
The later, more mainstream film, Twelve Monkeys
, was inspired by La Jetée
, and lifts several concepts directly from the older film, including a prisoner being sent back in time to help with an apocalyptic future.
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