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Weekend (1967)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:October 7, 2011
Running time:103 minutes
Cast:Mireille Darc, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Jean Yanne, Valérie Lagrange, Jean-Pierre Léaud
Director:Jean-Luc Godard
Writer:Jean-Luc Godard
Distributor:Janus Films

Description: Jean-Luc Godard's scathing late-sixties satire is one of cinema's great anarchic works. Determined to collect an inheritance from a dying relative, a petit-bourgeois couple travel across the French countryside while civilization crashes and burns around them. Featuring a justly famous centerpiece single take of an endless traffic jam, Weekend is a surreally funny and deeply disturbing expression of social oblivion that ended the first phase of Godard's career - and, according to the credits, cinema itself.

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