Title: The Decline of the American Empire
Language: French, English
A group of academics at the University of Montreal - most long time friends - are planning on gathering at the lakeside recreational home of Rémy and Louise, who have been together for twenty years, married for fifteen of them, for dinner. Louise knows Rémy cheats on her, but believes he only does so when she is not around, about which she accepts. Their recreational home is adjacent to many of the recreational homes of the others, who are: divorced Pierre, his much younger current girlfriend Danielle who is a student at the university, the two who are still in the stage of newfound love, divorced mother Diane, independent minded Dominique, single homosexual Claude, and graduate student Alain. While the four men prepare the dinner, the four women are working out together in the gym. The common factor between the two groups is the topic of conversation: sex, especially as it relates to themselves. But underlying each of the conversations is their own academic and thus intellectual ...
Denys Arcand, Gabriel Arcand (collaborating writer), Mark Blandford (collaborating writer), Jean-Claude Lauzon (collaborating writer), Monique Proulx (collaborating writer), Yvon Rivard (collaborating writer), Catherine Ruelle (collaborating writer), Louise Vandelac (collaborating writer)