Weekend (1967)

Directed By – Jean-Luc Godard

Screenplay By – Jean-Luc Godard

Cinematography By – Raoul Coutard

Starring Mireille Darc & Jean Yanne

105 min.

So a couple whom are both cheating on one another are taking the weekend to drive to visit the wife’s father in order to kill him (by another means of murder if the poison they have been giving him doesn’t work) so that they can get the inheritance that they will both cross each other for. Yeah…

And while that already seems like a crazy plot, really the whole movie is a meta analysis of what movies are and how they are structured and who/what a character is (like most of his movies). Not to mention a gigantic critique on the bourgeois…a giant, in your face exploration of how petty the bourgeois are.

While the movie is basically a 105 minute mindfuck of “whaa..”, there is an epic traffic jam of all jammed proportions that any cinefile will take pleasure in watching. Even if it’s only to gawk at the amount of balls it must have taken to have horns blaring on the soundtrack for what must be close to ten minutes.

Damn you Godard

God Bless America


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