In this belated sequel to 'The Decline of the American Empire', 50-something Montreal college professor, Remy, learns that he is dying of liver cancer. He decides to make amends meet to his friends and family before he dies. He first tries to made peace with his ex-wife Louise, who asks their estranged son Sebastian, a successful businessman living in London, to come home. Sebastian makes the impossible happen, using his contacts and disrupting the entire Canadian system in every way possible to help his father fight his terminal illness to the bitter end, while he also tries to reunite his former friends, Pierre, Alain, Dominique, Diane, and Claude to see their old friend before he passes on.

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  1. Denys Arcand

    Director, Screenplay

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  1. Rémy Girard

    Rémy Girard


  2. Stéphane Rousseau

    Stéphane Rousseau


  3. Marie-Josée Croze

    Marie-Josée Croze


  4. Dorothée Berryman

    Dorothée Berryman


  5. Louise Portal

    Louise Portal


  6. Dominique Michel

    Dominique Michel


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Original Title Les Invasions barbares

Status Released

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 39m

Budget $8,000,000.00

Revenue $3,432,342.00

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  • May 21, 2003



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