La Jetée is the French short film that inspired 12 Monkeys. Watching the former on YouTube made me realize that I didn't remember all the details of the latter so I dug up a copy. The film is not as hallucinogenic as I remember, but it's plenty Gilliamy and plenty bleak. So bleak, in fact, that I almost feel like the very last, oddly hopeful line of the movie is a cop-out.
FuzzyCo grade: A