Weekend

Weekend

Mireille Darc
Director: Jean-Luc Godard Cast: Mireille Darc
Mireille Darc
, Jean Yanne
Jean Yanne
, Jean-Pierre Kalfon
Jean-Pierre Kalfon
Jean-Luc Godard

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Overview

French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard's Le Weekend remains his most consistently relentless attack on the bourgeois values of his own country and the perceived imperialism of the United States. Mireille Darc plays the central character, an "average" woman who is systematically radicalized during a weekend motor trip. No sooner have the woman and her husband (Jean Yanne) embarked on their journey than they become enmeshed in the mother of all traffic jams. The motorists rave, rant, burn, rape, murder, pillage and even descend into cannibalism -- all of which is treated by Godard as a natural progression of events. The prevalent theory that Jean-Luc Godard had intended Weekend as the apotheosis of his career is bolstered by the film's last two titles: "End of Film." "End of Cinema."

Product Details

Release Date: 11/13/2012
UPC: 0715515101318
Original Release: 1967
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: ABC
Presentation: [Color]
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 13,912

Special Features

New Video Essay by Writer and Filmmaker Kent Jones; Archival Interviews with actors Mireille Darc and Jean Yanne, Cinematographer Raoul Coutard, and Assistant Director Claude Miller; Excerpt from a French television program on Director Jean-Luc Godard, featuring on-set footage from Weekend shot by filmmaker Philippe Garrel; Trailers; ; Plus: a Booklet featuring an essay by critic and novelist Gary Indiana, selections from Alain Bergala's book Godard au travail: Les années 60, and an excerpt from a 1969 interview with Godard

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mireille Darc Corinne
Jean Yanne Roland
Jean-Pierre Kalfon Leader of the FLSO
Valerie Lagrange His Moll
Jean-Pierre Léaud Man in the Phone Booth,Saint Just
Jean Eustache Hitchhiker
Paul Gégauff pianist
Ernest Menzer Cook
Yves Alfonso Gros Poncet
Georges Staquet Tractor Driver
Anne Wiazemsky Girl in Farmyard/Member of FLSO
Juliet Berto Girl in Car Crash/Mcmber of FLSO
Jean-Claude Guilbert Tramp
Yves Afonso Tom Thumb
Yves Beneyton Member of the FLSO
Blandine Jeanson Emily Bronte,Girl in Farmyard
Daniel Pommereulle Joseph Balsamo
Laszlo Szabo Arab speaking for his black brother
Virginie Vignon Marie-Madeleine

Technical Credits
Jean-Luc Godard Director,Screenwriter
Raoul Coutard Cinematographer
Antoine Duhamel Score Composer
Agnès Guillemot Editor
René Levert Sound/Sound Designer

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