The Barbarian Invasions

Denys Arcand reunites the Quebecois characters who made '86's The Decline Of The American Empire so witty and engaging, and despite their age, disillusion and failing health, they're as intellectually provocative as before. Yes, it's talky, but as one lies dying, his friends reminisce about days of drugs and libido, and his son finds a backbone. A moving, note-perfect Oscar-winner.

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Denys Arcand reunites the Quebecois characters who made ’86’s The Decline Of The American Empire so witty and engaging, and despite their age, disillusion and failing health, they’re as intellectually provocative as before. Yes, it’s talky, but as one lies dying, his friends reminisce about days of drugs and libido, and his son finds a backbone. A moving, note-perfect Oscar-winner.

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