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Inspiration: Jean-Luc Godard

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Jean-Luc Godard is easily one of the most prolific and influential directors, ever.

A key part of the French movement La Nouvelle Vague or ‘New Wave’, Jean-Luc Godard and his contemporaries challenged the Hollywood status quo by self-producing their own experimental films.

Considered one of the most radical French filmmakers of the 1960s and 1970s, Godard’s films dealt with politics, existentialism, Marxism and philosophy.

Below is the rarely seen original French trailer to Godard’s 1967 film Weekend — a single-take shot of a traffic jam including cannibals, hippie revolutionaries and jungle cats. The film is a dystopian look at the future from nearly 50 years in the past.

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