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Week-end (1967)

France 105m, Colour
Director: Jean-Luc Godard; Cast: MireilleDarc, Jean Yanne

weekendWeek-end is a farcical black comedy about Roland and Corinne, a scheming and unlikable married couple whose journey by car to her parent’s home in the country finds them in bizarre situations involving car accidents, gun play and cannibalism. Ostensibly a road movie, Godard strings together a series of comic gags that reference sociopolitical history, literature and film. As a satire of modern values, or the lack thereof, Week-end is filled with a surreal and often unsavory mix of humor, horror and cruelty that serves as a bleak commentary on the forces responsible for the breakdown of society (Klaus Ming February 2016).

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2 comments on “Week-end (1967)

  1. Paragraph Film Reviews
    02/08/2016

    Studied this at university, absolutely loved it, and that huge car crash take still sticks in my mind.

    • Klaus
      02/08/2016

      I found parts to be a little tedious, and others to be brilliant. The long panning shot of the traffic jam is hilarious and particularly memorable – much of the surreal comedy was like something from Monty Python.

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