In 2035 James Cole, a prisoner, gets sent back to the 1990s with the purpose of stopping a deadly virus from being released and nearly extinguishing humanity in exchange for a reduced prison sentence. Unfortunately, James seems insane to the people of the 1990s and he ends up incarcerated in a mental hospital, challenging his ability to execute his mission. Inspired by the French 1962 short film La Jetée, this movie contemplates the nature of pandemics, ecological disasters, and catastrophes. After the covid-19 pandemic and the ever-looming future of ecological disaster due to global warming, this movie, with its portrayal of a man trying to prevent such a future while being treated as insane and ignored, resonates more than ever.
United States of America
English language. Norwegian subtitles.