"Malcolm in the Middle"

The Barbarian Invasions(2003)
"A provocative new comedy about sex, friendship, and all other things that invade our lives."
During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.
Rémy Girard Rémy
Stéphane Rousseau Sébastien
Dorothée Berryman Louise
Louise Portal Diane
Dominique Michel Dominique
Yves Jacques Claude
Pierre Curzi Pierre
Marie-Josée Croze Nathalie
Marina Hands Gaëlle
Toni Cecchinato Alessandro
Mitsou Ghislaine
Sophie Lorain First Lover
Johanne-Marie Tremblay Sister Constance Lazure
Denis Bouchard Duhamel
Micheline Lanctôt Nurse Carole
Markita Boies Nurse Suzanne
Isabelle Blais Sylvaine
Sylvie Drapeau Second Lover
Yves Desgagnés Olivier
Denys Arcand Unionist
Daniel Brière Alain Lussier
Dominic Darceuil Maxime
Roy Dupuis Gilles Levac
Rose-Maïté Erkoreka Student
Macha Grenon Arielle
Sébastien Huberdeau Vincent
Gaston Lepage Security Guard
Sean Lu Pharmacist
Bonnie Mak Nurse
Jean-René Ouellet Dr. Dubé
Jean-Marc Parent Ronald the Syndicalist
Gilles Pelletier Priest Raymond Leclerc
Sébastien Ricard Jérôme
Lise Roy Mme. Joncas-Pelletier
Anna-Marie Sutherland Bulgarian Nurse
Julie Beauchemin
Alain Bruno
Jacques Caron
Jean Antoine Charest
Sofia de Medeiros
François Domerc
Kenneth Fernandez
Frédéric Gilles Cowboy
David Gow
Karen Hader
Valérie Jeanneret
Janique Kearns
Dawn Lambing
Shawn McPherson
Inés Orsini Lúcia (also archive footage)
Eric Paulhus Réparateur télé
Hélène-Manon Poudrette
Yvette Thuot
Stéphane Touzin
Julie Tu
Valérie Wiseman
Chris Evert Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Françoise Hardy Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Producer: Daniel Louis,Denise Robert
Writer: Denys Arcand
Very Good Movie about Death, Love, Life and a few more things..
After reading all the comments I will not comment on the directors career or the failure of the Canadian health sytem. Instead I would like to point out that US viewers probably didn't enjoy the film as much since they don't have a failing health system, communists, many unions or as big a number of left leaning professors as other countries.

The film is a lot about this generation that went through the sexual revolution and their quirky (to us) leftist ideals and a greatly intelectualized generation. My parents generation and the one before it are full of "characters" just like Remy the dying father of the film. Most of them still hold on to their principles and ideals just like Remy.

The film contrasts the different generations, the apathetic junkie to the dying professor, the warm blooded and lusty veterans to the son's cold and practical fiancee. The anguish of loss vs commemorating a life well lived. Parents that feel they weren't present enough and a Son that barely knew his father.

I heartily recommend this film... 9/10

Nr of disks/tapes:1
User credit 1:1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
User credit 2:1003
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 7.9
Musician: Pierre Aviat
Running time: 112 min (DVD version)
Subtitles: engelska
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Last modified: 2008-01-03 01:32:48