Film / La Jetée

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La Jetée ("The Pier") is a classic short 1962 black and white French Science Fiction film. It is takes place in a post-apocalyptic future in which humanity has been forced underground due to the aftermath of World War III and faces extinction from lack of resources. A series of Time Travel experiments take place with a prisoner as the subject, in hopes of being able to remedy humanity's present situation.

The film is notable for being shot almost entirely as a series of still images, without dialogue other than some mumbled German.

It was adapted in a more mainstream full length film entitled12 Monkeys. David Bowie also references the film in his video for "Jump They Say".


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