The Fall of the American Empire

Details
Genre:
Drama-Comedy
Run Times:
129 min
Language:
French and English (with English Subtitles)
Cast:
Alexandre Landry, Maripier Morin, Rémy Girard, Louis Morissette, Maxim Roy, Pierre Curzi
Director:
Denys Arcand
Writer:
Denys Arcand
Plot Summary

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 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?

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.

Festivals and Awards

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September 2018
Busan International Film Festival, South Korea, October 2018