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Weekend
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/10
4,144 Ratings

WEEKEND

Week End

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
France, Italy, 1967
Comedy, Avant-Garde

Synopsis

An unhappily married bourgeois couple, each planning to murder the other, embark on a weekend getaway to the countryside. The apocalypse begins on the road: endless traffic jams, terrible accidents, and ambulance sirens. Stuck on this nightmare trip, they begin to encounter some strange characters.

Synopsis

An unhappily married bourgeois couple, each planning to murder the other, embark on a weekend getaway to the countryside. The apocalypse begins on the road: endless traffic jams, terrible accidents, and ambulance sirens. Stuck on this nightmare trip, they begin to encounter some strange characters.

Our take

Heralding “the end of cinema” along with the total collapse of Western civilization, Godard throws the bourgeois marital drama into a decidedly wicked tailspin. In this brutal, free-form satire, car horns honk, people bicker, traffic snakes, but it looks like revolution is just around the corner.