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    The Barbarian Invasions

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    The Barbarian Invasions

    Les Invasions barbares     1h 52min
    2003     Drama     Canada/France
    Original lang: French

    It has been years since Sébastien (Stéphane Rousseau), a wealthy London investment banker, has been home to visit his parents in Canada. He has been avoiding a run-in with his father, Rémy (Rémy Girard), a spirited and lustful Professor of History who long ago divorced Sébastien's loving mother Louise (Dorothée Berryman.) Meanwhile, his sister has left land entirely, sailing across the high seas in a yacht. But when a crisis calls Sébastien home to Quebec, father and son must confront one another at last. Right off the bat, their reunion is a bust. Equally stubborn, the two men cannot see eye to eye. To Sébastien, Rémy is unreasonable and cold. To Rémy, Sébastien is a symbol of the coming "barbarian invasions," of all the negative changes in the world. But desperate to bring his father some kind of happiness, Sébastien pours his energy into an all-consuming mission: to reunite the "merry band" that marked Rémy's complicated past friends, colleagues and former mistresses included. In the process, Sébastien discovers more about his father than he ever imagined.

    R
    Guide for parents: not recommended for young children.
    13+
    Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, not recommended for young children.
    14A
    Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, not recommended for young children.
    14A
    Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, not recommended for young children.
    14A
    Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, not recommended for young children.
    AA
    Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, not recommended for young children.
    14A
    Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, not recommended for young children.
    14A
    Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, not recommended for young children.
    Directed byDenys Arcand
    Written byDenys Arcand
    CompanyMiramaxAlliance VivafilmAlliance Vivafilm

    Awards

    Starring

    Rémy Girard
    Stéphane Rousseau
    Marie-Josée Croze
    Marina Hands
    Dorothée Berryman
    Yves Jacques
    Louise Portal
    Dominique Michel
    Isabelle Blais
    Sophie Lorain
    Mitsou
    Micheline Lanctôt
    Sylvie Drapeau
    Macha Grenon
    Roy Dupuis
    Sébastien Ricard
    Frédéric Gilles
    Fanny Mallette
    + MORE

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