Les invasions barbares (The Barbarian Invasions)

Director: Denys Arcand Year: 2003 Run Time: 99min
Les invasions barbares (The Barbarian Invasions) (2003)

In this follow-up film to The Decline of the American Empire, Denys Arcand continues the story of Remy (Girard) a womanizing professor who is now terminally ill with cancer. It’s been 17 years, and Remy is divorced, estranged from his son and his friends, and in search of redemption and forgiveness. As Remy reunites with old friends and loved ones to reminisce about their younger days, the conversations are as gloriously all-encompassing in their scope as they were in Arcand’s previous film.

An illuminating bittersweet-comedy that won Canada’s first Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. The film also won the award for Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival and nearly 50 other awards.


Denys Arcand


Denys Arcand


Daniel Louis, Denise Robert


Rémy Girard, Dorothée Berryman, Stéphane Rousseau, Marie-Josée Croze




French, Dubbed in English


EN Subtitles

Closed Captioning:

Dubbed in English


Les Invasions barbares is filmed and set in Quebec. Denys Arcand is from Quebec.

Ratings by Province:

14A Alberta
14A British Columbia
NR Manitoba
14A New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
14A Nova Scotia
14A Northwest Territories
14A Nunavut
14A Ontario
14A Prince Edward Island
13+ Québec
14A Saskatchewan
NR Yukon