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The Pier

A Short film by Chris Marker

Produced by Argos Films

Production year : 1962

    Synopsis

    The world is in ruins in the aftermath of a nuclear war.  A team of scientists realise that the only way to save humanity from extinction is to send someone into the past or the future to ask for help.  After a number of failed experiments, the scientists find one man, whose strong recollection of a childhood experience at Orly Airport makes him the ideal subject.

    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Argos Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Argos Films

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (6)

    Executive Producers :

    Anatole Dauman, Philippe Lifschitz

    Voice-over :

    Jean Négroni

    Music Composers :

    Trevor Duncan, Frank H. Smith

    Screenwriter :

    Chris Marker

    Editor :

    Jean Ravel

    Sound Mixer :

    Antoine Bonfanti

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Science fiction

    Themes :

    War, Science

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1962

    Runtime :

    29 min

    Visa number :

    27.132

    Visa issue date :

    21/02/1963

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Director

    Festival Selections (4)

    Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival - 2012

    Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (Taiwan, 2012)

    Selection

    Filmmakers in Focus - Chris Marker