The Barbarian Invasions

The Barbarian Invasions
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Miramax Lionsgate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surrround - English, French
    • Subtitles - English - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: INSIDE THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Music by
Screenwriting by
Produced by &
Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 2003 - Best Foreign Language Film
Cannes 2003 - Best Actress: Marie-Josee Croze

Entertainment Reviews:

Movieline's Hollywood Life - 11/01/2003
"...Girard and Marie-Josee Croze bring piercing insight to their portrayals..."
Rolling Stone - 11/27/2003
"...Remy Girard gives a hilariously scrappy performance....The Oscar for best foreign film belongs right here..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/21/2003
"...Generous-spirited and bracing....A rueful comic drama about attempting to make sense of one's life..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/28/2003
"...Arcand generates a mood of wistful tranquility..."
USA Today - 11/21/2003
"[T]his is a smart piece of work."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/19/2003
"[A] movie with brains, indignation, irony and idealism -- a film about people who think seriously, and express themselves with passion."
Uncut - 09/01/2004
"A moving, note-perfect Oscar-winner."

Product Description:

The Barbarian Invasions

Academy Award(R) winner for Best Foreign Language Film in 2003, THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS is a provocative look at the many ties that bind a group of friends and lovers. It's not easy for a narrow-minded professor (Remy Girard) to reconcile with his equally stubborn son. But soon, father and son find themselves gathering with their wide and colorful circle of family and friends to confront their differences, confess their secrets, and celebrate life! Winner of the Best Actress (Marie-Josee Croze) and Best Screenplay awards at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival -- critics everywhere hailed this outstanding motion picture as one of the year's best!

Source: Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:

The Barbarian Invasions
Academy Award(R) winner for Best Foreign Language Film in 2003, THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS is a provocative look at the many ties that bind a group of friends and lovers. It's not easy for a narrow-minded professor (Remy Girard) to reconcile with his equally stubborn son. But soon, father and son find themselves gathering with their wide and colorful circle of family and friends to confront their differences, confess their secrets, and celebrate life! Winner of the Best Actress (Marie-Josee Croze) and Best Screenplay awards at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival -- critics everywhere hailed this outstanding motion picture as one of the year's best!

Plot Keywords:

Canada | Canadian | Death | Family (General) | Fathers And Sons | Friends | History | Literature | Teachers | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: November 21, 2003 (NY/LA)

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  • Sales Rank: 105,020
  • UPC: 031398138327
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