The Fall of the American Empire

Run Times:
129 min
French and English (with English Subtitles)
Alexandre Landry, Maripier Morin, Rémy Girard, Louis Morissette, Maxim Roy, Pierre Curzi
Denys Arcand
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

Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgium, September 2018

Busan International Film Festival, South Korea, October 2018

French Film Festival, Russia, October 2018

Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, October 2018

Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain, October 2018

Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad,” Belarus, November 2018

Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden, November 2018

Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia, November 2018

Fest Belgrade, Serbia, February 2019

French Film Festival of Reykjavik, Iceland, February 2019

Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong, March 2019

Month of the Francophonie in Budapest, Hungary, March 2019

Month of the Francophonie in Bratislava, Slovakia, March 2019

Febiofest – Prague International Film Festival, Czech Republic, March 2019

Transilvania International Film Festival, June 2019

Edinburgh Film Festival, June 2019