Week End ( Weekend ) Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 3428

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 28

Theatrical Release Date: 09/27/1968

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/13/2012

Language: French

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Actors: Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, Jean-Pierre Kalfon

Plot: A couple plan a country retreat, but their idyllic plan is ruined by a monstrous traffic jam, murder, cannibalism and the collapse of the French bourgeois society. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
3/4

Arbogast1960 - wrote on 03/27/2008

A typical Godard experience for me. Technically speaking, the film is brilliant: some of the tracking shots (especially the famous one of the traffic jam and the back-and-forth 360 pan in the barnyard) are astonishing, and there are moments of inspired humor and satire. On the other hand, the film is (purposely) disjointed, off-putting, often boring, and worst of all preachy. Of course, this is Godard's objective. And while I appreciate the artifice, the pointed self-reflexivity, I often don't appreciate the Marxist pretensions. It's hard to even rate it on a scale of stars; it seems to exist outside of film in some ways. But it's certainly worth watching at least once.

Rating of
0.5/4

Allison - wrote on 03/18/2008

I really think this is one of Godard's worst films and is painfully bad.

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