La jetée



France, 1963, b/w, 35mm, 28′
by Chris Marker
Script Chris Marker – Cinematography Jean Chiabut, Chris Marker – Editing Jean Ravel – Music Trevor Duncan – Cast Jean Negroni, Helene Chatelain, Davos Hanich, Jacques Ledoux

While at the Orly airport pier, a boy sees a man get shot. Shortly afterwards World War III breaks out and Paris is destroyed by nuclear war. As one of the survivors, the boy, now a grown man, is chosen as part of an experiment in time travel because he has a strong grasp on a moment in the past – the image of the man being shot at the airport. He is successfully sent back in time. But there he falls in love with a girl and defies orders so that he can return and be with her.