The Barbarian Invasions
- Original title
Les invasions barbares
- Running time
- 99 min.
Comedy. Drama | Disease/illness. Friendship. Family Relationships. Sequel
- Movie Groups
Arcand's Le Declin Series
- 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.
: Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture. 2 Nominations
: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Picture
: 2 Nominations for BAFTA: Best Original Screenplay and Foreign Languaje Film
: Cannes Film Festival: Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Marie-Josée Croze)
: 3 Awards Cesar: Best Movie, Director and Screenplay. 4 Nominations
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Film
: National Board of Review: Best Foreign Language Picture
: Festival Toronto: Best Movie canadiense
: Genie Awards: Best Canadian Feature
: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
2003: Chicago Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
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