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Weekend (1967)

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 (Mireille Darc and Jean Yanne) journey 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).

Weekend is a surreally funny and disturbing call for revolution and a depiction of society reverting to savagery. It’s also the last film the director made before France was seized by the student uprising and general strike of May 1968.

Corinne Durand
Mireille Darc
Roland Durand
Jean Yanne
Le chef du Front de Libération de la Seine et Oise
Jean-Pierre Kalfon
Gros Poucet
Yves Afonso
Le pianiste
Paul Gégauff
Emily Bronte
Blandine Jeanson
Monsieur Jojot
Louis Jojot
Joseph Balsamo
Daniel Pommereulle
Marie-Madeleine
Virginie Vignon

Director
Jean-Luc Godard

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