Contemporary Candian Film and Literature (Fall, 1999)

Decline of the American Empire (1986)
Directed by  Denys Arcand

Remy  Alain (graduate student) Claude (gay); Mario (Diane's boyfriend) Pierre
Louise (housewife, wife of Remy) Dominique (chair of the history department, writer of the book, Decline of the American Empire) Diana (non-tenured instructor) Danielle (first-year college student) 

 Maltin's plot summary from IMDB


1. Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
2.Washington Post
3.Washington Post