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The Pier

The Pier

A Short film by Chris Marker

Produced by Argos Films

Production year : 1962


The Third World War has engulfed the whole planet. Radioactivity is spreading. A team of scientists realize that the only way out is to send someone into the past or the future. They set to work in underground concentration camps. Before his dramatic demise, the hero will have a love affair with a woman living in another temporal space.

Actors (9)

Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producer :

Argos Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

Tamasa Distribution

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Photos (2)

Full credits (6)

Executive Producers :

Anatole Dauman, Philippe Lifchitz

Voice-over :

Jean Négroni

Music Composer :

Trevor Duncan

Screenwriter :

Chris Marker

Editor :

Jean Ravel

Sound Mixer :

Antoine Bonfanti

Technical details

Short film

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Sub-genre :

Science fiction

Themes :

War, Science

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Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

27 min 56 seconds

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Black & White

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Rating restrictions :

Suitable for all viewers, with warnings