The Oldest Profession (1967)

Director
Philippe de Broca; Jean-Luc Godard; Claude Autant-Lara; Mauro Bolognini; Franco Indovina; Michael Pfleghar

Main cast
Michèle Mercier; Jeanne Moreau; Raquel Welch; Elsa Martinelli; Jean-Claude Brialy

Genres
Comedy, Drama

Description
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...


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