Sans soleilDVD - 2007 | French
"La jetée" was the inspiration for Terry Gilliam's film "Twelve Monkeys" and is almost entirely narrated using black and white stills. After Paris is destroyed in a third world war, the survivors are forced to retreat underground where scientists conduct strange time-travel experiments in an effort to escape to a better past or future. In "Sans soleil", an unknown woman reads the writings of a cameraman who travels the world to produce a study of "the dreams of the human race"; he is particularly attracted to the two extremes of Japan and Africa, and discusses the images that he creates with the woman.
Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection, 
Edition: Special édition, widescreen.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in.