Fall of the American Empire

Richly amusing...plays like an ingeniously contrived mashup of film noir melodrama and Ealing Studios comedy.

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The Fall of the American Empire

Pierre-Paul Daoust, 36, an intellectual with a PhD in philosophy, is forced to work as a delivery man to afford a decent living. One day, while delivering a parcel, he gets caught in a hold up gone wrong: two dead and millions in money bags laying on the ground. Pierre-Paul is confronted with a dilemma: leave empty handed, or take the money and run?

This new Denys Arcand film takes a witty yet touching look, as only Arcand knows how, at the predominance of money in a society where all other values seem to have crumbled.
R
Genre
Comedy, Crime, French Cinema
Runtime
129
Language
English, French
Director
Denys Arcand
Writer(s)
Denys Arcand
Cast
Alexandre Landry
FEATURED REVIEW
Allan Hunter, Screen International

The rich grow richer and the poor are just collateral damage in 'The Fall Of The American Empire.' More than thirty years after 'The Decline Of The American Empire,' writer/director Denys Arcand still has some pertinent points to make about the state of the modern world. His new film is a sardonic, ...

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