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Weekend (1967)





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In this French film, Michelle Darc plays an "average" woman who is systematically radicalized during a weekend motor trip. No sooner have the woman and her husband embarked on their journey than they become enmeshed in a traffic jam. The motorists rave, burn, rape, murder, and even descend into cannibalism.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Jean-Luc Godard
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 23, 2005
Janus Films - Official Site


Jean Yanne
as Roland
Yzes Alfonso
as Gros Poncet
Blandine Jeanson
as Emily Bronte
Virginie Vignon
as Marie-Madeleine
Juliet Berto
as Girl in Car Crash/Mc...
Yves Beneyton
as Member of FLSO
Daniel Pommereulle
as Joseph Balsamo
Yves Afonso
as Tom Thumb
Yves Alfonso
as Gros Poncet
Juliette Berto
as Girl in Car Crash/Me...
Anne Wiazemsky
as Girl in Farmyard/Mem...
Jean Eustache
as Hitchhiker
Georges Staquet
as Tractor Driver
Laszlo Szabo
as The Arab Speaking fo...
Michel Cournot
as Man from Farmyard
Mons. Jojot
as Monsieur Jojot (uncr...
Isabelle Pons
as (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Weekend

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (5)

As long as cinema like this exists, there's no end in sight.

Full Review… | October 5, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

This apocalyptic farce-Alice in Wonderland as reconceived by the Marquis de Sade-would mark both the high point and the end of Godard's meteoric career as a popular artist.

Full Review… | October 4, 2011
Village Voice
Top Critic

The film must be seen, for its power, ambition, humor, and scenes of really astonishing beauty.

Full Review… | July 11, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | October 15, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

In the absurdist dark comedy, Western society never looked so sickening on film.

Full Review… | March 30, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Weekend

A bourgeois husband and wife plan a delightful weekend during which they plan to kill their relatives for inheritance.
Eric Braysmith said, "What's interesting about this film is the many ways you hate it." I'm more blunt: fuck this movie. Fuck this movie backwards, sideways, and with that knife-dildo from Seven. Like most of Godard's work, this film defies understanding, and anyone who fully understands it is already inculcated in the film's politics and intellectual community and consequently doesn't need to watch it. Everyone else is left confused. A condemnation of bourgeois ideology, the accessible parts of the film are heavy-handed, and the inaccessible parts wreak of pretentious self-gratification.
Overall, Jean-Luc Godard, whom I've long despised, can finally go fuck himself.

Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer


A cruel bourgeois couple take a weekend to travel to see the wife's dying father in hopes of grabbing his inheritance, but traffic patterns, civilization, and reality all break down during their journey. Jean-Luc Godard's satire in the style of Luis Bunuel mixes exhilarating ideas (the unexplained car wrecks everywhere give a sense of society collapsing) with pedantic ones (dated Marxist lectures on colonialism); it's all "very Sixites." You could see it either as Godard's last accessible film, or his first inaccessible one.

Greg S

Super Reviewer


An unconventional bit of storytelling that I found to be quite enjoyable. Looking at this movie with a preconceived notion of narrative would make this an extremely unpleasant and boring experience. Letting go would be the first thing I would advise someone to do. Given the proper lens, it's a beautiful film. Its hostility towards traditions are quite interesting. It attacks not only capitalism, but marriage, life, death and compassion.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

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