CastVéronique Alain, Josiane Balasko, Georges Bernier, Romain Bouteille, François Béranger, Cabu DirectorJacques Doillon
Jean Rouch Release date22 February 1973 (1973-02-22) Initial releaseFebruary 22, 1973 (France) DirectorsJacques Doillon, Alain Resnais, Jean Rouch CinematographyGerard de Battista, William Lubtchansky Similar moviesRelated Alain Resnais movies
The Year 01 (French: L'An 01) is a French comedy film, directed by Jacques Doillon, Alain Resnais and Jean Rouch released in 1973. It is based on the eponymous comic strip by Gébé and has gained cult film status.
The film narrates a utopian abandonment, consensual and festive of the market economy and high productivity. The population decides on a number of resolutions, beginning with "Let's stop everything," and the second "After a period of total stoppage, let's bring back—reluctantly—just the services and products we can't do without. Probably: water to drink, electricity for reading at night, the radio to say 'This is not the end of the world, this is Year 1, and now a page of Celestial Mechanics." The implementation of these resolutions is the first day of a new era, Year 1. L'An 01 is emblematic of the challenge of the 1970s and covers such diverse topics as ecology, negation of authority, free love, communal living, rejection of private property and labor.