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Le déclin de l’empire américain (The Decline of the American Empire)

Director Denys Arcand
Year 1986
Run Time 101min
Genre Comedy, Drama
In a country cottage beside the still waters of Lake Memphremagog in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, eight intellectuals share a night of frank discussion about life, love, sex and everything in between.

While the story is set in the world of academia, there’s nothing bookish or stuffy about the stories that emerge! Satirical and witty, Le déclin evolves from a comedy of manners to a poignant and moving exploration of relationship and loss.

Ranking twice in the Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time list (both the 1993 and 2004 lists), the film was nominated for an Academy Award and winner of nine Genie Awards.


Denys Arcand


Denys Arcand


Pierre Curzi, Dorothée Berryman, Louise Portal, Rémy Girard, Gabriel Arcand


Roger Frappier, René Malo


Comedy, Drama


Arts and Culture, Family Relationships, Social Justice & Politics

Original Language


Language Version

EN Dub

Canadian Distributor