Director: Jean-Luc Godard Run Time: 104 min. Release Year: 1967 Language: French
Starring: Jean Yanne, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Mireille Darc, Valérie Lagrange
This scathing late-sixties satire from Jean-Luc Godard is one of cinema’s great anarchic works. Determined to collect an inheritance from a dying relative, a bourgeois couple travel across the French countryside while civilization crashes and burns around them. Featuring a justly famous sequence in which the camera tracks along a seemingly endless traffic jam, and rich with historical and literary references, Weekend is a surreally funny and disturbing call for revolution, a depiction of society reverting to savagery, and— according to the credits—the end of cinema itself.
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