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The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
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The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
Original name: Le déclin de l'empire américain
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four very different Montreal university teachers gather at a rambling country house to prepare a dinner. Remy (married), Claude (a homosexual), Pierre (involved with a girlfriend) and Alain (a bachelor) discuss sex, the female body and their affairs with them. Meanwhile, their four female guests, Louise (Remy's wife of 15 years), Dominique (a spinster), Diane (a divorcée) and Danielle (Pierre's girlfriend) are spending the time at a downtown health gym. They also discuss sex, the female body and, naturally, men. Later in the evening, they finally meet at the country house and have dinner. A ninth guest, named Mario, who used to know Diane, drops in on the group for some talk and has a surprise of his own.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, sincere, realistic, semi serious, intellectual, clever, contemplative, twists and turns ...
Plot: infidelity, s&m, couple relations, love and romance, battle of the sexes, couples, human nature, dishonesty, radical, friendship, satire, academy, weekend, depression, twists & turns, gunfight, friends, gays and lesbians, sex, adultery, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), stereotypes, cooking, love ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec, california

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The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, clever, philosophical, emotional ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dreary urban landscape of an anonymous Canadian city. Dark comedy about a group of twentysomethings looking for love and meaning in the '90s. The film focuses on roommates David, a gay waiter who has has given up on his acting career, and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
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Time: 90s
Place: canada
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Take This Waltz (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Spain, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
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Husbands and Wives (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: thought provoking, talky, cynical, witty, humorous ...
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Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
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Duration: 84 min.
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Country: Canada
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Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
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Heartburn (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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The Adjuster (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, entertaining, disturbing ...
Plot: adult filmmaking, insurance, older man younger woman relationship, family relations, sex, dark humor, infidelity, love and romance, nothing goes right, couple relations, workplace situations, small town ...
Time: 90s
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