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3.5
415 Ratings

The Decline of the American Empire

Le déclin de l'empire américain

Directed by Denys Arcand
Canada, 1986
Comedy

Synopsis

Four men and four women, all coming from the academic world, discuss their professional and sex lives around a diner, revealing themselves and their society as the evening goes by.

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The Decline of the American Empire Directed by Denys Arcand

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1986 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize

Academy Awards

1987 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

Toronto International Film Festival

1986 | 2 wins including: People's Choice Award

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