- Actors: Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne
- Directors: Jean-Luc Godard
- Format: Anamorphic, PAL, Widescreen
- Language: French
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 18
- Studio: Artificial Eye
- DVD Release Date: 28 Feb. 2005
- Run Time: 99 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B0000AQVIR
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,687 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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A bickering, scheming bourgeois couple leave Paris for the French countryside to claim an inheritance by nefarious means. Almost immediately, they become entangled in a cataclysmic traffic jam, which is just the beginning of a journey fraught with violent and dangerous encounters: rape, murder, pillage and even cannibalism. Famed for its virtuoso cinematography - including a stunning ten minute tracking shot - Godard s dystopian road movie is a ferocious attack on consumerism.
Top Customer Reviews
I got my Jean Luc Goddard film "Weekend" and boy I wasn't disapointed - it's at times disorganised chaos and at times it is almost like a series of films within a film.
There's canabalism, murder, revolutionary speak, road rage, neighbour rage, child rage, a pig killing, political monologs that boggled my brain, a 3 mile or 20 minute plus single take tracking shot (one of the best bits), Death of a goose, rape, over 10,000 degree (in 1 take) tracking shot, disembowelment, the statement : "When Roland drives your Father home from the clinic... it would be nice if they both died in an accident.", a chess game.
I recomend this to anyone with an open mind that leans towards the surrealist avant-garde.
They begin their journey, self-absorbed, greedy, murderous, horrid. They go through the rat-race of traffic along the way. They end up getting robbed, losing their car crashing it and wandering lost. All hope of returning is gone. They end up arrested by the revolutionaries (the dictatorship of the proletariat), suffer cultural re-education (to the extent that the female character eats the male one). The role of the Algerian and African characters are important in that they represent the positivity of the third-world leadership which Jean Luc Godard revered so much. The movie is a very hard Maoist metaphor.
The movie itself is well shot, thought-provoking and harsh. It is meant to reflect the harshness of this world and the director's belief in how that system will be overthrown.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
You either love it or hate it. Very weird but I thought it was great.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I sent it back and got a refund as it was scratched to pieces. The film I've seen before on the Criterion blu, which is amazing. One of Godard's best. I can't comment on this dvd,Published 22 months ago by DM
One of the most essential, challenging, brave and provocative films ever made from the legend French director. Read morePublished on 14 Aug. 2014 by J. Parsons
I am a fan of international cinema and bought this because it had received such positive reviews.
Sadly they were off by a mile. Read more
I read somewhere that Salvador Dali once said to some journalist: "Do you know why I am so rich? Because there are so many stupid people in the world!". Read morePublished on 11 May 2013 by Yoselovich Boris
A film should first of all entertain, anything above and beyond that is a bonus. However if a film doesn't entertain, then as far as I'm concerned it's failed its prime directive. Read morePublished on 10 April 2013 by Newman