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Crime, Thriller, Drama

The Fall of the American Empire

This new Denys Arcand film takes a witty yet touching look at, as only Arcand knows how, the predominance of money in a society where all other values seem to have crumbled.

The Fall of the American Empire

Synopsis

Pierre-Paul Daoust, 36, an intellectual with a PhD in philosophy is forced to work as a deliveryman to afford a decent living. One day, while delivering a parcel, he gets caught in a hold up gone terribly 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?

  • Director Denys Arcand
  • Writer Denys Arcand
  • Producers Denise Robert
  • Cast Alexandre Landry, Maripier Morin, Remy Girard
  • Runtime 127mins
  • Country Canada

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