Anticipation, ou l’Amour en l’an 2000 [ Le Plus vieux métier du monde]


Anticipation [episode of “The Oldest Profession”] – France/Germany/Italy, 1966, color, 35mm, 77′
by Jean-Luc Godard
Script Jean-Luc Godard – Cinematography Pierre Lhomme – Editing Agnès Guillemot – Cast Jacques Charrier, Anna Karina, Marilù Tolo, Jean-Pierre Léaud – Production Athos Films, Franco-London Films, Francoriz Productions, Les Films Gibé, Rialto Film

In the future, a man from outer space visits Earth where prostitution has been automated and divided into its physical and sentimental aspects. He is equally unmoved by “Miss Conversation,” who recites romances, and “Miss Physical,” a silent bedmate, until he realizes that the mouth is one part of the body that can play a part in both aspects.