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The decline of the American empire / Malofilm production & The National Film Board of Canada present a film by Denys Arcand produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, La Societe Generale du Cin©♭ma du Qu©♭bec and La Soci©♭t©♭ Radio-Canada ; produced by Rene Malo and Roger Frappier ; written and directed by Denys Arcand.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Series Information

Academy Award Nominee 1986.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD DEC (Text) 31951004393531 Main Floor - DVDs Global Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1417200669
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Port Washington, NY : Koch Lorber, [2004]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1986.
Special features: French trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Guy Dufaux ; editor, Monique Fortier ; music, Fran©ʹois Dompierre ; costume designer, Denis Sperdouklis ; production designer, Gaudeline Sauriol.
Participant or Performer Note:
Dominique Michel, Dorothee Berryman, Louise Portal, Pierre Curzi, Remy Girard, Yves Jacques, Genevieve Rioux, Daniel Briere, Gabriel Arcand.
Summary, etc.:
Four university teachers gather to prepare a dinner. Remy is a married man, Claude a homosexual, Pierre has a girlfriend and Alain is a bachelor. Amongst them, they discuss sex, the female body and their affairs with them. Their dinner guests Louis, Dominique, Diane and Danielle are waiting at a health gym. They also discuss sex, the female body and, naturally, men. Later in the evening they meet and have dinner where candid conversations are brought out at the dinner table, where more revelations, confrontation - and sex - begin.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
French or English dialogue, English subtitles.
Awards Note:
Academy Award Nomination 1986 Foreign Language Film.
Subject: Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Women > Sexual behavior > Drama.
Men > Sexual behavior > Drama.
Dinners and dining > Drama.
Conversation > Drama.
Foreign films > Canada.
Genre: Feature films.

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