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The Barbarian Invasions

Original title
Les invasions barbares
Year
Running time
99 min.
Country
Canada Canada
Director
Screenwriter
Denys Arcand
Music
Pierre Aviat
Cinematography
Guy Defaux
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Canada-France
Genre
Comedy. Drama | Disease. Friendship. Family Relationships. Sequel
Synopsis / Plot
In his early 50s and divorced, Rémy is in the hospital. His ex-wife pleads with their son Sébastien, a very successful businessman in London, England, to come home. Sébastien hesitates — he and his father haven’t had much to say to each other for a very long time — but ends up agreeing to return, along with his French wife, to help his mother out. As soon as he arrives, Sébastien does everything in his power to get a clear diagnosis of his father’s health and to reduce his suffering. Using his creativity and his contacts, not to mention bribery, Sébastien turns the system upside down to obtain better conditions and a bit of happiness for his father. In the meantime, relatives, friends and lovers flock to Rémy’s bedside to offer support, settle scores and take a facetious look at their own existence.
Awards
2003: Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture. 2 Nominations
2003: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Picture
2003: 2 Nominations for BAFTA: Best Original Screenplay and Foreign Languaje Film
2003: Cannes Film Festival: Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Marie-Josée Croze)
2003: 3 Awards Cesar: Best Movie, Director and Screenplay. 4 Nominations
2003: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Film
2003: National Board of Review: Best Foreign Language Picture
2003: Festival Toronto: Best Movie canadiense
2003: Genie Awards: Best Canadian Feature
2003: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
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