6.9/10
2,503
11 user 30 critic

L'âge des ténèbres (2007)

Jean-Marc Leblanc (Labrèche), a desperate civil servant, escapes reality as we all know it, to imagine himself as the hero in imaginary adventures.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Sexual revelations emerge when a group of academics and their partners spend a weekend at a country retreat.

Director: Denys Arcand
Stars: Dominique Michel, Dorothée Berryman, Louise Portal
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.

Director: Denys Arcand
Stars: Rémy Girard, Dorothée Berryman, Stéphane Rousseau
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A group of actors put on an unorthodox, but acclaimed Passion Play which incites the opposition of the Catholic Church while the actors' lives themselves begin to mirror the Passion itself.

Director: Denys Arcand
Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Catherine Wilkening, Johanne-Marie Tremblay
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Humanity makes its last stand as zombies emerge to take over the world in this cinematic tale of gore and chaos.

Director: Jake Kennedy
Stars: Tom Eplin, Sabrina Gennarino, Travis Brorsen
Gaz Bar Blues (2003)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This is the story of Mr. Brochu, whose friends like to call "the Boss". He runs his gas station the best he can and tries to stay happy no matter what happens. This movie relates all the ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Bélanger
Stars: Serge Thériault, Gilles Renaud, Sébastien Delorme
Cruising Bar (1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In this outrageous comedy (where the lead characters are played by the same actor), four men from very different backgrounds set out to go "babe-hunting" on a Saturday night. Follow a very ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Ménard
Stars: Michel Côté, Louise Marleau, Geneviève Rioux
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The Burghers of Vancouver is the second collaboration between Denys Arcand and Adad Hannah. Shot on location in Paris and Vancouver it tells the stories of six individuals hired by a ... See full summary »

Directors: Denys Arcand, Adad Hannah
Stars: Doug Abrahams, Pascal Chatelain, Vincent Gale
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In Montreal, the wanderings of two urban homeless, Marcel, an old timer and Joseph, who just landed in the big city. Both philosophers and resourceful nice bums roam the streets of the ... See full summary »

Director: Denys Arcand
Stars: Lorne Brass, Gaston Lepage, Benoît Brière
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Elvis Gratton, dead for three days, came back to life. First man to revive 2,000 years, it is slowly recuperating from her experience in the hospital. Accompanied by his friend and ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Falardeau
Stars: Julien Poulin, Yves Trudel, Barry Blake
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Luc, an architect and married man from Quebec, begins an extramarital affair with Lindsay while on a business trip to Toronto.

Director: Denys Arcand
Stars: Éric Bruneau, Mélanie Thierry, Melanie Merkosky
Stardom (2000)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A young girl is plucked from small-town obscurity and thrust into the spotlight of the glamorous world of super-models.

Director: Denys Arcand
Stars: Jessica Paré, Victoria Snow, Jessica Mackenzie
Director: Denys Arcand
Stars: Maxim Roy, Rémy Girard, Yan England
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jean-Marc Leblanc
...
Star
...
Sylvie Cormier-LeBlanc
...
Carole Bigras-Bourque
...
Le prince chantant
...
La journaliste 'People'
...
La comtesse Béatrice de Savoie
Françoise Graton ...
La mère de Jean-Marc
Rosalie Julien ...
La vilaine lesbienne
Camille Léonard Rioux ...
Mégane Cormier-Leblanc
Didier Lucien ...
William Chérubin
Kimberly St-Pierre King ...
Coralie Cormier-Leblanc (as Kimberly St-Pierre-King)
...
Le supérieur médiat
...
Pierre
...
La dame à la minerve
Edit

Storyline

Jean-Marc is a man without qualities living in times that are out of joint. His wife and children ignore him; he's a mid-level civil servant in Montreal doing his job without care. He has an active imagination of sexual conquest, but his only real feelings come when he visits his aged mother, whose health is failing. When his wife leaves abruptly to work in Toronto, Jean-Marc sets out to reorder things with his daughters, his social life, and at work. In a world that at best is a farce, does he stand a chance? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

26 September 2007 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Days of Darkness  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Canada's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »

Connections

References Tout le monde en parle (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Hélas Madame
Traditional Breton tune, lyrics attributed to Henry VIII
Performed by Skaranzula
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Extremely entertaining black/dark comedy
30 November 2008 | by (Melbourne) – See all my reviews

Saw this recently at the Canadian film festival.

I was expecting to be let down by this film (as Arcand set the bar very high with his previous films. However I was pleasantly surprised and found this to be very, very entertaining.

With the opening shower scene and the fact that his wife is a real estate agent there are obvious comparisons to American Beauty.

Ulimately I think Arcand covers more ground in his film and you can't help but laugh at his very dark and also very accurate observations on modern life in a big city.

From ridiculous government bureaucracy to disconnection through mobile phones and MP3 players, speed dating and relationships in general Arcand is dead on.

I guess the only thing I didn't quite agree with was the notion of moving to the country house away from the city and it's craziness and everything will be just fine.

I guess it is ultimately sad that this is a pretty accurate depiction of modern society in many western countries right now. The level of disconnection among people is both sad and and frustrating.

But I loved the honesty in the film and found it extremely entertaining and much funnier than his other films.


30 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?