MIDAlpha TitleTitleYearColor/BWRunning TimeFormatsAbstractTopics
6711DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE, THE* (LE DECLIN DE L'EMPIRE AMERICAIN)DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE, THE* (DECLIN DE L'EMPIRE AMERICAIN, LE)1986color101 minvhs (Directed by Denys Arcand; with Dominque Michel, Dorothee Berryman, Louise Portal, Pierre Curzi, Remy Girard, Yves Jacques, Genevieve Rioux, Daniel Briere, Gabriel Arcand) The war between the sexes has never been funnier. Director Denys Arcand explores the complex and comic relationships among eight intellectuals brought together by their ties to a local university and their endless fascination with lovemaking. On the male side there's the womanizing Remy, the ever-brooding Pierre, Claude the homosexual and the innocent Alain. The women are amply represented by Remy's prim wife Louise, the kinky Diane, the inexperienced Danielle and the bitter Dominque. Throw in a rough-and-tumble biker and you have the makings for a weekend-long encounter session that will make you laugh, cry and gain a unique insight into the human condition. [R-rated] (Donated by the Department of Canadian Studies) (In French with English subtitles) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)