In a country cottage beside the still waters of Lake Memphremagog in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, eight intellectuals share a night of frank discussion about life, love, sex and everything in between.
While the story is set in the world of academia, there’s nothing bookish or stuffy about the stories that emerge! Satirical and witty, Le déclin evolves from a comedy of manners to a poignant and moving exploration of relationship and loss.
Ranking twice in the Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time list (both the 1993 and 2004 lists), the film was nominated for an Academy Award and winner of nine Genie Awards.
Roger Frappier, René Malo
Gabriel Arcand, Rémy Girard, Louise Portal, Dorothée Berryman, Pierre Curzi
French, Dubbed in English
Le déclin de l'empire américain (The Decline of the American Empire) is filmed and set in Quebec. Denys Arcand is from Quebec.