The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions barbares) DVD - 2003 French Canadian film directed by Denys Arcand. Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film. A provocative new comedy about sex, friendship, and all other things that invade our lives. Set in a crowded hospital in Montreal and on Lake Memphremagog in Southern Quebec, a group of seven friends and lovers gather to say farewell to History professor and unabashed womanizer, Rémy (Rémy Girard) who is slowly dying of cancer. The film reprises the characters first introduced in Arcand's The Decline of the American Empire seventeen years ago and they come across as real people honestly searching for meaning and reconciliation. Though the film is about death and dying, it is filled with intelligence, humor, high energy, and commitment to life. Stars Rémy Girard, Stéphane Rousseau, Dorothée Berryman and Louise Portal. Rated R for language, sexual dialogue and drug content, 99 minutes. French audio with optional English subtitles. Widescreen format.
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