DIRECTOR: JEAN-LUC GODARD
CAST: MIREILLE DARC, JEAN YANNE, JEAN-PIERRE KALFON
A trip through the French countryside becomes a passage into a consumer capitalist hellscape in Godard’s blisteringly black comedy, which follows bitter, homicidally inclined married bourgeoises Mireille Darc and Jean Yanne on a road trip to see her dying father and—more important to both—look after her inheritance. Justly famed for its knockout traffic jam set piece, it’s a consuming vision of an apocalypse in which so-called society gives way to cannibalism, beginning with an homage to Georges Bataille and ending with a forbidding “Fin du cinema.”
Screens as a part of Late Nites at Metrograph.