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The Oldest Profession (1967)

Le plus vieux métier du monde (original title)
A collection of sketches on prostitution through the ages. 1) "The Prehistoric Era": A caveman discovers that a cavewoman is more attractive when cave paint is applied to her face. And she ... See full summary »

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Brit (segment "Ère préhistorique, L'") (as Michele Mercier)
Enrico Maria Salerno ...
Rak (segment "Ère préhistorique, L'")
Gabriele Tinti ...
L'uomo del mar (segment "Ère préhistorique, L'") (as Gabriel Tinti)
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Domitilla (segment "Nuits romaines, Les")
Gastone Moschin ...
Flavius (segment "Nuits romaines, Les") (as Gaston Moschin)
Giancarlo Cobelli ...
Menippo, le poète (segment "Nuits romaines")
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Mimi (segment "Mademoiselle Mimi")
Catherine Samie ...
Toinette (segment "Mademoiselle Mimi")
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Philibert (segment "Mademoiselle Mimi")
Jean Richard ...
Le commissaire du peuple (segment "Mademoiselle Mimi")
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Nini (segment "Belle époque, La")
Martin Held ...
Edouard (segment "Belle époque, La")
Siegfried Schürenberg ...
(segment "Belle époque, La")
Tilly Lauenstein ...
(segment "Belle époque, La")
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Nadia (segment "Aujourd'hui")
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A collection of sketches on prostitution through the ages. 1) "The Prehistoric Era": A caveman discovers that a cavewoman is more attractive when cave paint is applied to her face. And she can earn more seashells that way. 2) "Roman Nights": The Emperor goes out seeking a little nocturnal amusement, only to find that the high-priced, Oriental courtesan he hires is his wife, the Empress. 3) "Mademoiselle Mimi": In revolutionary France, Mimi finds that her client, the nephew of a marquis, is more interested in watching the guillotinings out her window than he is in going to bed. 4) "The Gay Nineties": When Nini discovers by accident that her antiquated customer is a banker, she pretends to be an honest woman who has fallen in love with him. She even pays him, just like a gigolo! 5) "Paris Today": Two girls pick up clients by driving around in a car, and then an ambulance. Police pull the vehicle over for speeding. 6) "Anticipation": Demetrius has just arrived on Earth from another ... Written by David Carless

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Interesting concept
14 February 2004 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Sketch film. 6 segments telling the history of prostitution through ages. The one I liked the most: Jean-Luc Godard's Anticipation. Great imaginative work, with the use of black and white to amplify segment. I also liked Claude Autant-Lara's segment (Aujourd'hui) and Franco Indovina (L'Ère préhistorique). It's also a film that showcases the most beautiful actresses from the time: Anna Karina, Elsa Martinelli, Jeanne Moreau, etc.

Out of 100, I gave it 78. That's good for **½ out of **** stars.

Seen at home, in Toronto, on February 14th, 2004.


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