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1,294 Ratings

The Barbarian Invasions

Les invasions barbares

Directed by Denys Arcand
Canada, France, 2003
Comedy, Drama, Romance


In this witty tragicomedy, 50-something Montreal college professor Remy learns that he is dying of liver cancer. During his final days, he is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his son, as they reflect on their exploits and political ideals.

The Barbarian Invasions Directed by Denys Arcand

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2003 | 2 wins including: Best Actress

Academy Awards

2004 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

2004 | Nominee: Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Toronto International Film Festival

2003 | Winner: Best Canadian Feature Film

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