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Le règne de la beauté (2014)

Unrated | | Drama | 15 May 2014 (Canada)
Luc, an architect and married man from Quebec, begins an extramarital affair with Lindsay while on a business trip to Toronto.


Denys Arcand


Denys Arcand

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Credited cast:
Éric Bruneau ... Luc Sauvageau
Mélanie Thierry ... Stéphanie
Melanie Merkosky ... Lindsay Walker
Marie-Josée Croze ... Isabelle
Mathieu Quesnel Mathieu Quesnel ... Nicolas
Michel Forget ... Roger Savard
Geneviève Boivin-Roussy ... Melissa
Magalie Lépine Blondeau ... Karine
Yves Jacques ... Pascal Montambault
Juana Acosta ... Juana
Johanne-Marie Tremblay Johanne-Marie Tremblay ... Manon Savard
Leni Parker Leni Parker ... Sarah Handelsman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Bandey ... Lord Glencoe
Michel Blackburn ... Citoyen
Nick Diabo Nick Diabo ... Saskatoon


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

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Release Date:

15 May 2014 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Deux nuits See more »

Filming Locations:

La Malbaie, Québec, Canada See more »

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Cinémaginaire Inc. See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The movie has received the satirical ''Aurore'' award for "Best Quebec worst film of the year" (2015) given at the Gala des prix Aurore, part of the Radio-Canada satirical TV show Infoman. See more »


Luc Sauvageau: In the centuries that follow, a civilization is always judged by its architecture. Building is an activity of hope. The hope that what we create will be useful and beautiful. The hope of telling future generations who we were. And the hope they will be moved, as we were by the architecture of those who came before us. Thank you.
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21 March 2015 | by abisioSee all my reviews

The Decline of the American Empire and The Barbarian Invasions were the only two movies about a group of unlikable people talking and talking and talking that I enjoyed repeatedly and still once in a while I watch them again. I enjoyed other Arcand movies too; so I can state that is one of my preferred directors and found his subjects matters quite interesting and his approach original.

Well "La Regne de la Beaute" (which translates in "The reign of Beauty") is not the case. The whole movie on precious scenery after the other; beautiful people in each frame; perfectly dressed and even the music is beautiful; but what was the point of all that?.

The intellectual (but overall shallow) bourgeois French / Canadian society it is one of his preferred subjects; as it is the declining health care in Canada (or at least in Quebec); but none of these themes are quite developed here.

The infidelity of a young successful architect without considering his wife's slow descending into madness; could be an statement about a society that became so cold that family is no longer important (none of the characters has kids and nobody really seems to care about infidelities or jealously ) At the end is about a year in the life of a group of people with lots of personal issues resolved in an absolute cold manner.

I will perhaps seat through the movie again; but at first sight colder than all the snow in Quebec.

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