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.
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