La Jetée (1962)

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  • The Pier Alternative

Synopsis

In the aftermath of World War III, Paris lies in ruins with the survivors of the War living beneath the Palais de Chaillot, in a network of underground galleries. A scientist researching time travel, hopes to send test subjects to different time periods and identifies a prisoner who has a vivid pre-war childhood memory, as a suitable subject for the experiment. After travelling through time, the prisoner comes to understand the significance of the incident that he witnessed as a child.

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