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The decline of the American empire

Author: Denys ArcandRené MaloRoger FrappierDominique MichelDorothée BerrymanAll authors
Publisher: Port Washington, NY : Koch Lorber, [2004]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : FrenchView all editions and formats
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Four university teachers gather to prepare a dinner. Remy is a married man, Claude a homosexual, Pierre has a girlfriend and Alain is a bachelor. Amongst them, they discuss sex, the female body and their affairs with them. Their dinner guests Louis, Dominique, Diane and Danielle are waiting at a health gym. They also discuss sex, the female body and, naturally, men. Later in the evening they meet and have dinner  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Denys Arcand; René Malo; Roger Frappier; Dominique Michel; Dorothée Berryman; Louise Portal; Pierre Curzi; Rémy Girard; Guy Dufaux; François Dompierre; Malofilm Vidéo (Firm); National Film Board of Canada.; Koch Lorber Films.
ISBN: 1417200669 9781417200665
OCLC Number: 56054150
Language Note: French or English dialogue, English subtitles.
Notes: Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1986.
Special features: French trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Guy Dufaux ; editor, Monique Fortier ; music, François Dompierre ; costume designer, Denis Sperdouklis ; production designer, Gaudeline Sauriol.
Cast: Dominique Michel, Dorothee Berryman, Louise Portal, Pierre Curzi, Remy Girard, Yves Jacques, Genevieve Rioux, Daniel Briere, Gabriel Arcand.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Other Titles: Déclin de l'empire américain
Responsibility: Malofilm production & the National Film Board of Canada present a film by Denys Arcand ; produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, La Societe Generale du Cinéma du Québec and La Société Radio-Canada ; produced by René Malo and Roger Frappier ; written and directed by Denys Arcand.

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Four university teachers gather to prepare a dinner. Remy is a married man, Claude a homosexual, Pierre has a girlfriend and Alain is a bachelor. Amongst them, they discuss sex, the female body and their affairs with them. Their dinner guests Louis, Dominique, Diane and Danielle are waiting at a health gym. They also discuss sex, the female body and, naturally, men. Later in the evening they meet and have dinner where candid conversations are brought out at the dinner table, where more revelations, confrontation - and sex - begin.

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