The Decline of the American Empire
The Decline of the American Empire ★★★½ Le Declin De L'Empire Americain 1986 (R)
The critically acclaimed French-Canadian film about eight academic intellectuals who spend a weekend shedding their sophistication and engaging in intertwining sexual affairs. Examines the differing attitudes of men and women in regards to sex and sexuality. In French with English subtitles. 102m/C VHS, DVD . CA Dominique Michel, Dorothee Berryman, Louise Portal, Genevieve Rioux; D: Denys Arcand; W: Denys Arcand. Genie '87: Director (Arcand), Film, Support. Actor (Arcand), Support. Actress (Portal); N.Y. Film Critics '86: Foreign Film; TorontoCity '86: Canadian Feature Film.