The story follows a prisoner, Cole, from the future where a disease has wiped out most of the human race. Cole is sent back in time to collect data on the virus to help find a cure. One-dimensional time is definitely the rule here. Watch carefully for the exact motivation the future scientists have for sending Cole back in time. Movie adaptation of the French short film La Jetée.
12 Monkeys. Dir. Terry Gilliam. Perf. Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt. DVD. Universal Pictures, 1995.