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22 February 1973 (France) See more »
The film narrates a utopian abandonment, consensual and festive of the market economy and high productivity... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Véronique Alain

Josiane Balasko
Georges Bernier
Romain Bouteille ... Le collectionneur de billets de banque
François Béranger
Cabu ... Un conspirateur
François Cavanna ... Un conspirateur
Professeur Choron ... Un conspirateur

Christian Clavier ... Un télespectateur du débat
Véronique K. Colucci ... La dactylo (as Véronique Kantor)
Coluche ... Le chef de bureau
Delfeil de Ton ... Un conspirateur
Philippe Defrance
Christine Dejoux
Albert Delpy ... Le voleur de bijoux

Gérard Depardieu ... Un voyageur qui ne prend pas le train
Lee Falk ... Le banquier (segment "New York")
Jean-Paul Farré ... Le pompiste
Marcel Gassouk ... Le père du chef de bureau
Marcel Gotlib ... Un gardien de prison
Henri Guybet ... L'homme qui se reveille à 6 heure
Jacques Higelin

Gérard Jugnot ... Un télespectateur du débat
Nelly Kaplan
Daniel Laloux ... Un publicitaire
Martin Lamotte

Patrice Leconte ... Le chauffeur du général

Stan Lee ... Récitant / New York's Narrator (voice)

Thierry Lhermitte
Patrice Minet ... Un homme qui joue à travailler au bureau

Miou-Miou ... La femme qui se reveille à 6 heure
Jean-Pierre Moulin ... Le lieutenant
David Pascal ... Le vendeur de journaux (segment "New York")
Marie Pillet ... La femme dans l'épicerie
Maud Rayer
Jacques Robiolles
Jean-Pierre Sentier
Susan Shapiro ... Girl in taxi - Wall St.
Jean-Paul Tribout ... L'amoureux scientifique
Frederic Tuten ... (scene 'New York')

Xavier Bonastre ... Un passant (uncredited)
François Valleix ... Un passant (uncredited)

Directed by
Jacques Doillon 
Alain Resnais (sequence director "Séquence de New York")
Jean Rouch (sequence director "au Niger")
Writing credits
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Original Music by
François Béranger 
Jean-Marie Dusuzeau 
Cinematography by
Gérard de Battista 
Michel Houssiau  (as Mike Houssiau-Chenz)
William Lubtchansky 
Robert Millié 
Jean Monsigny 
Renan Pollès (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Noëlle Boisson 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-Jacques Schakmundès .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jean Charrière .... sound
Alain Contreault .... sound
Dominique Dalmasso .... sound
Gérard Delassus .... sound
Pierre Gamet .... sound
Georges Jacquinot .... sound
Pierre Lorrain .... sound (as Bernard Lorrain)
Forrest Murray .... sound
Jacques Orth .... sound mixer
Jean-Louis Ughetto .... sound
Editorial Department
Zoé Durouchoux .... assistant editor
Jean-François Goyet .... assistant editor
Other crew
Fran Boehm .... collaborator
Patricia Churchill .... collaborator: "Séquence New York" (as Pat Churchill)
Manuel Durouchoux .... collaborator
Roger Fleytoux .... collaborator
Edward Folger .... collaborator: "Séquence New York" (as Ed Folger)
Claude Luquet .... collaborator
Florence Malraux .... collaborator: "Séquence New York"
Gérard Soirant .... collaborator
John H. Starke .... collaborator: "Séquence New York" (as John Starke)
Dominique Toussaint .... collaborator

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Also Known As:
"L'an 01" - France (original title)
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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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13 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
A long long time ago.., 12 July 2003
Author: dbdumonteil

Some movies of the seventies seem to have been made yesterday;not this one.It's in fact one of the most dated works of its era.It's some gentler version of "Themroc" ,less pretentious, funny (in places) but not necessarily more palatable .

There's no story,but a spate of minisketches ,some of them witty,("There's no more property,so there're no more thieves" the warden says while opening the cells ),a lot of them tedious and repetitive.There was enough material to make a very good short,but 85 minutes it's inevitably too long.In a nutshell,let's stop working,let's stop producing,let's stop everything and all you need is love.Hence the title "l'an O1" (=year 01):why a 0,by the way?This is the typically "events of May 68 way of life" film.

If you like it ,try these :Claude Faraldo's "themroc" ,Agnès Varda's "l'une chante et l'autre pas" ,Jean-Luc Godard's " tout va bien"

It was Jacques Doillon's first effort.Although it seems puerile today,it nevertheless displays this director's intellectual ambitions.His best works remain the more accessible :the moving "un sac de billes" (1975)-which people who liked "au revoir les enfants" must see- and the strange disturbing "la drôlesse"(1979) which tells the story of A a hung-up young man who locks up a teenage girl in an attic.

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