The Barbarian Invasions (2003)

Dir. Denys Arcand
99 minutes

pen Said:
March 9, 2004 at 1:37 pm

I also saw Barbarian Invasions which was very good. There is supposed to be a film done with the same characters (and same actors!) about 15(?) years ago. I need to find that movie and see it, too. It was a very quietly touching film.

kevin Said:

March 9, 2004 at 4:44 pm

…Also recommend Decline of American Empire – Arcand’s (Canadian) previous to Barbarian… Some of it is hard to watch, but very wry comment on Western decay and slide….

Chris Said:
February 5, 2005 at 4:50 am

I just watched The Barbarian Invasions last night. I found it enjoyable — the plot moved well, even though it had a leisurely feel. I thought there were too many characters, but this is probably because I had not seen the preceding movie.

Tony Said:
February 8, 2005 at 2:17 pm

Glad someone brought up the Barbarian Invasions. I did not see the first film either, but I enjoyed the movie nonetheless. What I found even more interesting was the comparison you could make between it and Tim Burton’s Big Fish, which was released around the same time. Both deal with the death of a father. The sensibilities are so different, but much of the pathos is the same. Both great movies that deserved more attention, I think.

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