The Barbarian Invasions

The Barbarian Invasions (2003)

A comedy about sex, friendship, and all other things that invade our lives.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 2003-09-24
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 339 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Astral Films
  • Production Country: Canada, France
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In this belated sequel to 'The Decline of the American Empire', middle-aged Montreal college professor, Remy, learns that he is dying of liver cancer. His ex-wife, Louise, 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 Canadian healthcare system in every way possible to help his father fight his terminal illness to the bitter end, while reuniting some of Remy's old friends, including Pierre, Alain, Dominique, Diane, and Claude, who return to see their friend before he passes on.

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Production Daniel Louis Producer
Production Denise Robert Producer
Production Lucie Robitaille Casting
Visual Effects Guillaume Murray Special Effects Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Denis Sperdouklis Costume Design
Sound Arvo Pärt Additional Soundtrack
Crew Françoise Hardy Thanks
Writing Denys Arcand Screenplay
Directing Denys Arcand Director
Camera Guy Dufaux Director of Photography
Editing Isabelle Dedieu Editor
Art François Séguin Production Design
Crew Chris Evert Thanks
Production Nicolas Ronchi Casting
Sound Pierre Aviat Original Music Composer
Crew Patrick Roy Thanks
Crew Stéphane Lefebvre Stunts
Camera François Daignault Steadicam Operator
Production Fabienne Vonier Co-Producer
Art Caroline Alder Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Betty Belmore Makeup Artist
Production Bruno Rosato Casting
Visual Effects Mario Rachiele Visual Effects Producer
Art Patrice Bengle Set Decoration
Directing Marie La Haye Script Supervisor
Sound François Domerc Boom Operator
Production Hélène Grimard Production Manager
Crew George Jardon Post Production Supervisor
Editing Trent Johnson Color Timer
Directing Jacques W. Benoit Assistant Director