The Barbarian Invasions

The Barbarian Invasions (2003)

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

  • Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 2003-05-21
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 183 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Astral Films
  • Production Country: Canada, France
  • Director:
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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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  • Rémy Girard

    as Rémy
  • Stéphane Rousseau

    as Sébastien
  • Marie-Josée Croze

    as Nathalie
  • Dorothée Berryman

    as Louise
  • Louise Portal

    as Diane
  • Dominique Michel

    as Dominique
  • Pierre Curzi

    as Pierre
  • Yves Jacques

    as Claude
  • Marina Hands

    as Gaëlle
  • Sophie Lorain

    as First Lover
  • Johanne-Marie Tremblay

    as Sister Constance Lazure
  • Mitsou Gélinas

    as Ghislaine
  • Isabelle Blais

    as Sylvaine
  • Markita Boies

    as Nurse Suzanne
  • Micheline Lanctôt

    as Nurse Carole
  • Denis Bouchard

    as Duhamel
  • Sylvie Drapeau

    as Second Lover
  • Dominic Darceuil

    as Maxime
  • Yves Desgagnés

    as Olivier
  • Gilles Pelletier

    as Priest Raymond Leclerc
  • Jean-René Ouellet

    as Dr. Dubé
  • Lise Roy

    as Mme. Joncas-Pelletier
  • Macha Grenon

    as Arielle
  • Gaston Lepage

    as Security Guard
  • Daniel Brière

    as Alain Lussier
  • Sébastien Huberdeau

    as Vincent
  • Rose-Maïté Erkoreka

    as Student
  • Roy Dupuis

    as Gilles Levac
  • Sébastien Ricard

    as Jérôme
  • Bonnie Mak

    as Nurse
  • Frédéric Gilles

    as Cowboy
  • Denys Arcand

    as Unionist (uncredited)
  • David Gow

    as (uncredited)
  • Dawn Lambing

    as (uncredited)
  • Valérie Jeanneret

    as (uncredited)
  • Valérie Wiseman

    as (uncredited)
  • François Domerc

    as (uncredited)
  • Julie Beauchemin

    as (uncredited)
  • Fanny Mallette

    as (uncredited)
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
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