Emblematic of the libertarian protest of the 1970s, L’An 01 tackles themes as varied as ecology, the negation of authority, free love, community life, the rejection of private property and work.
The film narrates a Utopian, consensual and festive abandonment of the market economy and productivism. The population decides on a certain number of resolutions, the first of which is “We stop everything” and the second “After a total stoppage, only those services and productions will be revived – with reluctance – the lack of which will prove to be intolerable. . Probably: water to drink, electricity to read in the evening, the radio to say “It’s not the end of the world, it’s year 01, and now a page of Celestial Mechanics” ”.
The entry into force of these resolutions corresponds to the first day of a new era, Year 01.