Weekend (1967)

Director
Jean-Luc Godard

Main cast
Mireille Darc; Jean Yanne; Jean-Pierre Léaud; Jean-Pierre Kalfon; Valérie Lagrange

Genres
Drama, Comedy

Description
A supposedly idyllic weekend trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the weight of its own consumer preoccupations.


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