Synopsis: A supposedly idyllic week-end 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.
Director(s): Jean-Luc Godard
Production: Janus Films
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min




- It's for you.

- Who is it?

Your office. Call Mother afterwards,

to check about the clinic.

I told you, I've done it.

She's misunderstood you, then.

When Roland drives your father

home from the clinic,

it would be nice if they both

died in an accident.


Did he get his brakes repaired?

No, I managed to make him forget.

Seven people were killed

at Evreux junction last Sunday.

That would be lovely.

Hey, are you nuts?

But what will you do?

I'm not driving back with them.

I'll say I have a cough.

What are you thinking?

Is Roland getting suspicious?

He gives me funny looks at times.

No, I let him screw me sometimes,

so he thinks I love him.

Don't phone here again,

it's dangerous.

The fuss was someone hitting a guy

who'd broken his headlight.

I thought he was dead

for a moment.

Yes, it would have been nice

if it was her.

No, the money first.

I always say that

because I love you.

I've got to be careful,

after the sleeping pills and gas.

She's stupid, but she'll catch on

sooner or later.

The main thing is for her dad

to pop off.

When Corinne's got the money

we'll take care of her.

Sure I love you.

You're my splendid bitch,

you know that.

Till Monday, then.

When was it, then?

Tuesday... Tuesday evening

after the swimming pool.

- You said it was two days ago.

- I was wrong.

I know it was Tuesday because

I took the last pill on Wednesday.

Anyway, I wasn't scared about it.

Why should you be?

It wasn't the first time.

Well, it wasn't like a women's

magazine romance.

I don't know... his eyes were

so hard... his mouth, his words...

He started in the Mercedes.

I told him I went for him.

I wanted more than a quick screw.

We ought to meet again somewhere.

Cuddling in cars is dreary.

I said to take me home

and I'd call him in the afternoon.

I wanted to screw,

but I'd rather wait.

What did he say?

He talked about my body,

and how I turned him on...

and how it was vulgar and unkind.

- Did you think of me, too?

- Of course I did.

But he did drive you home.


But we stopped in rue Molitor...

and kissed for a long time

in the parking place.

He had one hand between my legs.

The other grasping my neck.

He stayed like that, without moving.

And you?

didn't move either. I was cold.

He guessed I wanted another drink

so we drove to St. Lazare.

All the cafs were shut.

He lives in rue Pasquier,

near St. Lazare.

I was tired and very cold.

realize now I wasn't drunk at all.

I wanted him to screw me then -

anywhere, even in the lift.

But I didn't say anything.

His shoulder touched one of my breasts

when he shut the lift door.

- Why?

- It just did.

Monique came and opened the door.

Surprising. I thought she'd gone

to Spain with that designer. You know?

No. I don't know.

We saw them once

in that line at the cinema.

didn't know she was his wife.

They've only been married

two months.

Well, what then?

Well, she opened the door.

Paul took off his coat and asked

if there was a hot drink.

Monique said there was only whiskey

and some vile red wine.

She started laughing.

Paul began to look annoyed.

I burst into laughter, too.

He looked at us, then said

he'd go and change his clothes.

I went with Monique to her room.

Not bad. There was a fire.

I took off my raincoat.

Monique looked at me.

She asked why I seemed

to be shivering...

...if I was cold I could undress.

No need to feel embarrassed.

Then she helped me.

To do what?

Take off my skirt and pullover.


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Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard (French: [ʒɑ̃lyk ɡɔdaʁ]; born 3 December 1930) is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He rose to prominence as a pioneer of the 1960s French New Wave film movement.Like his New Wave contemporaries, Godard criticized mainstream French cinema's "Tradition of Quality", which "emphasized craft over innovation, privileged established directors over new directors, and preferred the great works of the past to experimentation." As a result of such argument, he and like-minded critics started to make their own films. Many of Godard's films challenge the conventions of traditional Hollywood in addition to French cinema. In 1964, Godard described his and his colleagues' impact: "We barged into the cinema like cavemen into the Versailles of Louis XV." He is often considered the most radical French filmmaker of the 1960s and 1970s; his approach in film conventions, politics and philosophies made him arguably the most influential director of the French New Wave. Along with showing knowledge of film history through homages and references, several of his films expressed his political views; he was an avid reader of existential and Marxist philosophy. Since the New Wave, his politics have been much less radical and his recent films are about representation and human conflict from a humanist, and a Marxist perspective.In a 2002 Sight & Sound poll, Godard ranked third in the critics' top-ten directors of all time (which was put together by assembling the directors of the individual films for which the critics voted). He is said to have "created one of the largest bodies of critical analysis of any filmmaker since the mid-twentieth century." He and his work have been central to narrative theory and have "challenged both commercial narrative cinema norms and film criticism's vocabulary." In 2010, Godard was awarded an Academy Honorary Award, but did not attend the award ceremony. Godard's films have inspired many directors including Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Brian De Palma, Steven Soderbergh, D. A. Pennebaker, Robert Altman, Jim Jarmusch, Wong Kar-wai, Wim Wenders, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Pier Paolo Pasolini.From his father, he is the cousin of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, former President of Peru. He has been married twice, to actresses Anna Karina and Anne Wiazemsky, both of whom starred in several of his films. His collaborations with Karina—which included such critically acclaimed films as Bande à part (1964) and Pierrot le Fou (1965)—was called "arguably the most influential body of work in the history of cinema" by Filmmaker magazine. more…

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