Overview

Four very different Montreal university teachers gather at a rambling country house to prepare a dinner. Remy (married), Claude (a homosexual), Pierre (involved with a girlfriend) and Alain (a bachelor) discuss sex, the female body and their affairs with them. Meanwhile, their four female guests, Louise (Remy's wife of 15 years), Dominique (a spinster), Diane (a divorcée) and Danielle (Pierre's girlfriend) are spending the time at a downtown health gym. They also discuss sex, the female body and, naturally, men. Later in the evening, they finally meet at the country house and have dinner. A ninth guest, named Mario, who used to know Diane, drops in on the group for some talk and has a surprise of his own.

  1. Denys Arcand

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Louise Vandelac

    Writer

  3. Yvon Rivard

    Writer

  4. Jean-Claude Lauzon

    Writer

  5. Gabriel Arcand

    Writer

  6. Catherine Ruelle

    Writer

  7. Monique Proulx

    Writer

  8. Mark Blandford

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Dominique Michel

    Dominique

  2. Dorothée Berryman

    Dorothée Berryman

    Louise

  3. Louise Portal

    Louise Portal

    Diane

  4. Pierre Curzi

    Pierre Curzi

    Pierre

  5. Rémy Girard

    Rémy Girard

    Rémy

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The Decline of the American Empire
The Decline of the American Empire

Facts

Original Title Le déclin de l'empire américain

Status Released

Release Information

  • June 19, 1986
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 41m

Budget -

Revenue -

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