09 20 Oct '24
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Chris Marker

La Jetée

28' - 1962 - Science Fiction, Drama, Romance, Short - Dialogue: German, French
Director: Chris Marker Composer: Trevor Duncan With: Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain
Set in the near future, the Earth has barely survived a nuclear holocaust, which has driven the remnants of humanity underground. The division between victor and vanquished is rather meaningless under these circumstances, yet there are those who subjugate others. With minimal resources, scientists entombed beneath the ruins of Paris are searching for salvation through the single avenue left open - Time. Experiments are performed in a quest to perfect their technique but the results are un-encouraging, either resulting in the darkness of insanity or death for the patient. Compelled to persevere the scientists discover that they are failing because the subjects are unable to grip the past…

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Chris Marker


Trevor Duncan


Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain


Chris Marker

Director of Photography

Jean-César Chiabaut, Chris Marker


Jean Ravel


Anatole Dauman

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German, French

Countries of production




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