A sad and uplifting tale of love, life and death.
- The Barbarian Invasions review by CP Customer
Remy, a professor of history, is slowly dying of terminal cancer in a Montreal hospital. Knowing he has little time left his wife asks their son Sebastien to come back from London, where he works as a successful businessman. When Sebastien arrives in Montreal he gathers his father's friends around him, and they stay together for Remy's final days. It's a touching story about friendship and farewell to life, alternating drama with thoughtful conversations between the characters on various topics ranging from drug abuse, family life, the power of money, friendship, the search for meaning in life, euthanasia and even terrorism. The quality of acting is great and the story flows along in a very natural way, but overall what makes this film so memorable is the superb script and dialogue. It's a great film and highly recommended.
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