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The Decline of the American Empire
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Denys Arcand


Acclaimed Canadian director Denys Arcand's witty comedy focuses on the marriages and affairs of eight intellectual friends. The group has plans to gather at a secluded house for dinner. While the four men prepare the food and reflect on their promiscuity, the four women discuss their own affairs at a nearby gym. At the dinner table, conflicts soon arise when Dominique, who teaches history at the local university, reveals that she herself has had affairs with two of the men there -- one of whom is married to Louise, also present. The entire evening turns into a disaster, with everyone at each other's throats. This Oscar-nominated Canadian film explores the subjects of marriage, infidelity and sex when a group of friendly intellectuals get together for a weekend in the country.

GENRES - comedy, drama

Film Info

RUNTIME - 102 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1986

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - Canada

LANGUAGE - French

ATTRIBUTES - Full-Frame

Director

Denys Arcand

Producer

Rene Malo

Producer

Pierre Gendron

Producer

Roger Frappier

Screenwriter

Denys Arcand

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