Moreover, the enslavement of the defeated and how they are being usedfor experiments that causes madness or even death shows the presence of the Nazis occupation in the French public consciousness.The inescapability of the French public from the war and enslavement is
shown through the fact that the main character couldn’t
escape the timeand his destiny regardless of his ability to travel in time.
Why did the scientists go to all the bother of killing the time-traveller at the end? Under the hypothesis that the time-travel was real, it was surely a costly waste of time for the scientists to chase the time-traveller down and shoot him. Under the alternative hypothesis that the time-travel was imagined or else purely a mental phenomenon, the scientists would then have killed the time-traveller relatively simply and costlessly by giving him,say, an injection of poison, so the shooting at the airport would be merely the time-traveller's imagination at work before he dies
(Y, Sheng 2003).
What makes this film so special and memorable is its use of psychologyand the room it leaves to the people
s interpretation. The director succeedsto put the viewer next to the character where we can closely follow andwatch him create scenes in his head, because obviously
he didn’t travel in
time.On further research, it appears to be that memories are likely to changeand get distorted under drugs influence without people realizing it. Inaddition to that, the character
raumatic memories, his pain and fear fromdeath that have been haunting him during the experiment have invaded hisdream.