Decline of the American Empire

Decline of the American Empire

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Director: Denys Arcand

Cast: Denys Arcand, Pierre Curzi, Rémy Girard, Yves Jacques

     
 

A rousing "he said/she said" endeavor, The Decline of the American Empire begins by separating the boys from the girls. Preparing a gourmet dinner, four male intellectuals begin trading stories of their sexual experiences. At the same time, four well-read women, all working out in a gym, exchange their own tales from the love front. The film is set in the loftySee more details below

Overview

A rousing "he said/she said" endeavor, The Decline of the American Empire begins by separating the boys from the girls. Preparing a gourmet dinner, four male intellectuals begin trading stories of their sexual experiences. At the same time, four well-read women, all working out in a gym, exchange their own tales from the love front. The film is set in the lofty circles of academia, a world well known to Canadian director Denys Arcand. The anecdotes related herein are based on actual events in the lives of Arcand's professorial friends. There's nothing bookish, however, about the subject matter of the stories themselves, which ranges from mild philandering to S & M. The Decline of the American Empire was the winner of eight Canadian Genie awards (that's the above-the-border equivalent of the Oscar), including Best Picture.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/2004
UPC:
0741952303893
Original Release:
1986
Rating:
NR
Source:
Koch Lorber Films
Time:
1:42:00
Sales rank:
1,493

Special Features

French trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pierre Curzi Pierre
Rémy Girard Remy
Yves Jacques Claude
Daniel Briere Alain
Dominique Michel Dominique
Louise Portal Diane
Dorothee Berryman Louise
Genevieve Rioux Danielle
Gabriel Arcand Mario
Ariane Frederique Actor

Technical Credits
Denys Arcand Director,Screenwriter
Jacques W. Benoit Asst. Director
Richard Besse Sound/Sound Designer
Diane Boucher Sound Editor
Adrian Croll Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Dion Sound Editor
Francois Dompierre Score Composer
Guy Dufaux Cinematographer
Monique Fortier Editor
Roger Frappier Producer
Pierre Gendron Producer
Jean-Pierre Joutel Sound/Sound Designer
Lyse Lafontaine Production Manager
Andy Malcolm Sound Editor
René Malo Producer
Gaudeline Sauriol Production Designer
Denis Sperdouklis Costumes/Costume Designer
Micheline Trepanier Makeup

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Numbers [3:40]
2. Personal Happiness [4:10]
3. Wrong Era [3:55]
4. No Limits [3:15]
5. The Basis of Social Existence [3:27]
6. Panic [3:45]
7. Life of the Party [4:01]
8. Cruising [4:40]
9. Ambition [3:06]
10. Get Used to It [2:58]
11. Part of Sex [3:50]
12. Francois [4:04]
13. African Relief [5:26]
14. Moment of Truth [5:58]
15. Family [7:40]
16. Mario [4:33]
17. Theories [2:56]
18. Massage [5:17]
19. Signs of Decline [4:59]
20. Something [3:05]
21. Unable to See [5:19]
22. Dawn [4:25]
23. Never Know for Sure [4:15]
24. Credits [2:29]

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