L'Âge des ténèbres (The Age of Ignorance) (Days of Darkness) (2007)




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


Critic Reviews for L'Âge des ténèbres (The Age of Ignorance) (Days of Darkness)

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An kai mayrohioymoristika apolaystiko, san American Beauty (1999) se pio allegro diathesi, ta Hronia tis Mayrilas ehoyn stin ekseliksi toys mia kapoia amihania, poy se krata monimos sto ypotoniko epipedo ton hahaniton

Sep 16, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

...a staggeringly disappointing effort from a genuinely talented filmmaker.

Sep 29, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Denys Arcand's follow-up to the superb Barbarian Invasion is a disappointingly acid-streaked, misanthropic satire about a Walter Mitty-like Everyman whose elaborately imagined fantasy life masks deep, unflinching pathological resentment

May 28, 2007 | Rating: C

Audience Reviews for L'Âge des ténèbres (The Age of Ignorance) (Days of Darkness)


Arcand's latest plays out like ''Modern Society Anxieties : Greatest Hits'' rather than the conclusion to a trilogy of nuanced, self-reflexive portraits on the bourgeois lifestyle. The existential exhaustment coursing through the film does, however, come to light in the form of a delicately affecting conclusion, and Marc Labreche is quite troubling at times. Yet, I was never quite sold on the questionable means that L'Age des Tenebres uses to get its narrative strolling along, and was ultimately let down by its lack of cohesion. Another remark : why do our protagonist's dreamlike evasions have to solely be through sex?

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