in about 100 words or less
France 105m, Colour
Director: Jean-Luc Godard; Cast: MireilleDarc, Jean Yanne
Week-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).