The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions barbares) 20 years old

A provocative new comedy about sex, friendship, and all other things that invade our lives.

The Barbarian Invasions

In this belated sequel to 'The Decline of the American Empire', 50-something Montreal college professor, Remy, learns that he is dying of liver cancer. He decides to make amends meet to his friends and family before he dies. He first tries to made peace with his ex-wife Louise, who asks their estranged son Sebastian, a successful businessman living in London, to come home. Sebastian makes the impossible happen, using his contacts and disrupting the entire Canadian system in every way possible to help his father fight his terminal illness to the bitter end, while he also tries to reunite his former friends, Pierre, Alain, Dominique, Diane, and Claude to see their old friend before he passes on.


The Barbarian Invasions Cast

Name Character
Dominique Michel She was 70, now 91 years old as Dominique
Roy Dupuis He was 40, now 61 years old as Gilles Levac
Rémy Girard He was 52, now 73 years old as Rémy
Isabelle Blais She was 28, now 49 years old as Sylvaine
Sophie Lorain She was 45, now 66 years old as First Lover
Fanny Mallette She was 27, now 48 years old as (uncredited)
Denis Bouchard He was 49, now 70 years old as Duhamel
Frédéric Gilles He was 41, now 62 years old as Cowboy
Macha Grenon She was 34, now 55 years old as Arielle
Gaston Lepage He was 54, now 75 years old as Security Guard
Louise Portal She was 53, now 74 years old as Diane
Johanne-Marie Tremblay She was 53, now 74 years old as Sister Constance Lazure
Denys Arcand He was 61, now 82 years old as Unionist (uncredited)
Jean-René Ouellet He was 55, now 76 years old as Dr. Dubé
Stéphane Rousseau He was 36, now 57 years old as Sébastien
Yves Jacques He was 47, now 68 years old as Claude
Pierre Curzi He was 57, now 78 years old as Pierre
Marie-Josée Croze She was 33, now 54 years old as Nathalie
Sébastien Huberdeau He was 24, now 45 years old as Vincent
Daniel Brière He was 25, now 46 years old as Alain Lussier
Sylvie Drapeau She was 41, now 62 years old as Second Lover
Dorothée Berryman She was 55, now 76 years old as Louise
Mitsou Gélinas She was 32, now 53 years old as Ghislaine
Micheline Lanctôt She was 56, now 77 years old as Nurse Carole
Lise Roy She was 50, now 71 years old as Mme. Joncas-Pelletier
David Gow He was 46, now 67 years old as (uncredited)
Sébastien Ricard He was 30, now 52 years old as Jérôme
Valérie Jeanneret as (uncredited)
Gilles Pelletier He was 78, 93 years old when he died as Priest Raymond Leclerc
Marina Hands She was 28, now 49 years old as Gaëlle
Dominic Darceuil He was 31, now 52 years old as Maxime
Markita Boies She was 49, now 70 years old as Nurse Suzanne
Dawn Lambing as (uncredited)

The Barbarian Invasions Crew

Name Department
Daniel Louis as Producer. He was 49 (now 70) years old Production
Denise Robert as Producer. She was 51 (now 72) years old Production
Lucie Robitaille as Casting. Production
Guillaume Murray as Special Effects Supervisor. Visual Effects
Denis Sperdouklis as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Guy Dufaux as Director of Photography. He was 59 (now 80) years old Camera
Isabelle Dedieu as Editor. She was 47 (now 68) years old Editing
François Séguin as Production Design. He was 52 (now 73) years old Art
Françoise Hardy as Thanks. She was 59 (now 80) years old Crew
Pierre Aviat as Original Music Composer. Sound
Stéphane Lefebvre as Stunts. He was 11 (now 32) years old Crew
François Daignault as Steadicam Operator. He was 37 (now 58) years old Camera
Denys Arcand as Director. He was 61 (now 82) years old Directing
Denys Arcand as Screenplay. He was 61 (now 82) years old Writing
Chris Evert as Thanks. She was 48 (now 69) years old Crew
Fabienne Vonier as Co-Producer. She was 56 (66) years old when She died Production
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The Barbarian Invasions (20 years)

A provocative new comedy about sex, friendship, and all other things that invade our lives.

  • Release day: Wednesday, September 24, 2003
  • Runtime: 99 minutes
  • Budget: 8000000.00
  • Revenue: 3432342.00