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Jean-Luc Godard fixes his considerable ire against French society and the broader human condition in the morbidly funny Weekend, an abstract road trip to damnation that finds the enfant terrible in peak form. Read critic reviews

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Roland Durand (Jean Yanne) and his wife Corinne (Mireille Darc) embark on a weekend getaway to the French countryside. Each is contemplating adultery as they head for the coast, but end up ensnared in a traffic jam along the way. Hilarity ensues in this absurdist romp as it devolves into all manners of human folly and destruction, and the fated couple encounters such colorful characters as the leader of the FLSO (Jean-Pierre Kalfon) and Saint-Just (Jean-Pierre Léaud).

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Mireille Darc
Corinne Durand
Jean Yanne
Roland Durand
Jean-Pierre Kalfon
Le chef du Front de Libération de la Seine et Oise
Valerie Lagrange
La femme du chef du FLSO
Paul Gégauff
Le pianiste
Virginie Vignon
Marie-Madeleine
Jean Eustache
L'auto-stoppeur
Ernest Menzer
Ernest - le cuisinier , Le boucher du FLSO
Jean-Pierre Léaud
Saint-Just , Le jeune minet du 16ème
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Critic Reviews for Weekend

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  • Jul 06, 2016
    Sheer cinematic anarchy. Easy to admire, but hard to love.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 01, 2013
    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 H Super Reviewer
  • Nov 28, 2012
    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
  • Nov 04, 2011
    First off I am not a big fan of Godard. I think Godard is really talented and groundbreaking,especially with the style and visuals of his films. What he does that bothers me is he is too political, too preachy and relies on shocking the audience too much, and that is what's wrong with Weekend. The story never really makes any sense, people are being raped and murdered everywhere and their is no explanation. There is an amazing tracking shot of a car slowly weaving through traffic as chaos reigns all around, really this scene should be shown in all film school. Sadly there is another scene where a garbage man rants about politics in America for 10 minutes, it's dated and a waste of time. I thought there was no story or direction, just moments, some good, some bad. I know it's a surrealist film,but it is dated and is kinda a mess. Overall not a film I would revisit, but glad I watched some of it.
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