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.
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