Les invasions barbares

Les invasions barbares

The barbarian invasions

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Sequel to: The decline of the American empire. Remy and Louise are divorced. Their son Sebastien lives in capitalist splendor in London. Their estranged daughter sails boats throughout the world. But the slightly estranged family is brought together by Remy's losing battle with terminal cancer, and the hedonistic, ex-radical father and straight-laced son have to overcome their differences.
Branch Call Number: INV
Characteristics: 2 DVDS
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Alternative Title: Barbarian invasions


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Sep 14, 2017

Despite its age, this is still one of the better films to have come out of Quebec. Full of ironic, touching as well as comic moments, this drama about father-son relationship, friendship and death is engaging to watch. Granted, there are occasions of over-the-top acting by Remy, and I am still scratching my head wondering why he is such a magnet to women, these are shortfalls I can live with given the overall quality of the film. In French with subtitles.

Feb 06, 2016

the end result of Arcand's The Decline of the American Empire.

once disdained cash buys comfort - all the way to the end.

voisjoe1 Dec 24, 2012

A French intellectual is diagnosed with a terminal illness and his son takes off his high finance job to spend time with his father. The son has all of the father’s spend the last weeks where they all reminisce about their past victories and defeats (intellectual and sexual). If you are not a fan of cerebral French movies, this is not for you. This won the Oscar for the best foreign film and won the Cannes awards for best actress and best screenplay. The director, Denys Arcand, was nominated for the Cannes Palm d’Or. At times the dialog was very dense, swift, and witty. While I enjoyed the humor, I am also sure that there was a lot that went over my head.

May 14, 2012

A brilliant film by Quebec's Denys Arcand, "Les Invasions Barbares" [The Barbarian Invasions] is an expertly scripted and beautifully directed masterpiece. Do yourself a favour and savour the nobility of a delightfully depraved man. Those with deep religious beliefs will hate it. Worth watching, n'est pas?

Nov 25, 2009

Good - Les Invasion Barberes “The Barbarian Invasions” (2003) [Foreign - French] 112 min. This DVD comes in two versions – the theatrical 99 minute version and the extended 112 minute version. This review is based on the extended viewing. This film is a sequel to Denys Arcand’s “The Decline of the American Empire (1986)” also available at OPL. It’s the story of a older man dying of an incurable disease and the coming together of all his friends and family as he approaches death. Though it sounds rather morbid, the film is actually enlightening through the rather explicit discussions from family relationships, sexuality, and the fate of the Native American. Though it plays out as a comedy, the film does have some sombre moments. Probably the funniest of the characters is the estranged mistress who appears early in the film to take out her frustrations at being dumped by the man dying in the hospital. The film won Best Foreign Picture at the 2004 Oscars and was nominated for best Original Screenplay. Trivia – this was the first sequel to win Best Foreign Picture.


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Apr 14, 2012

Coarse Language: Some minor swearing and sexual talk.

Apr 14, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A man goes into heroin withdrawal. Scene of euthanasia.

Apr 14, 2012

Sexual Content: A man, his mistresses, and his friends discuss previous sexual encounters.

Nov 07, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Apr 14, 2012

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