Twelve Monkeys


(out of 5)

Based on Chris Marker’s terrifying experimental short film La Jetee, the deliciously weird narrative of this film follows  as he travels back in time from the future to prevent the end of the world from happening.  plays a psychiatrist from the past who slowly begins to understand that Willis is not the madman she originally thought he was but really is a time traveler.  received all the attention for his delightful performance as the loony tune Willis meets while incarcerated in an insane asylum.  Gilliam’s direction does the great script (by David and Janet Peoples) justice by creating a truly unsettling atmosphere that will sit with you for days. Julie Weiss’ costume design is so curiously perfect: almost unnoticeable in its artsy design and yet contributing so much to the look and feel of every period seen in the film.

Universal Pictures, Atlas Entertainment, Classico

USA, 1995

Directed by

Screenplay by , , based on the film La Jetee by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1995

Golden Globe Awards 1995

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