The Fall of the American Empire



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 men and millions in moneybags are lying on the ground. Pierre-Paul is confronted with a dilemma: leave empty-handed or take the money and run? This new film takes a witty yet touching look at the predominance of money in a society where all other values seem to have crumbled.


Canada (2018)

French / Sub: (Spanish)

128 min |Feature |Drama, comedy

Global beat


Producers– Denise Robert

Screenplay – Denys Arcand

Cinematography    Van Royko

Editing –Arthur Tarnowski

Sound – Martin Desmarais Louis Gignac

Music – François Arbour

Cast – Maxim Roy, Éric Bruneau, Vincent Leclerc


Denys Arcand (born 1941) is a renowned Canadian screenwriter and director. He studied History at the University of Montreal and his filmography includes important works of political consciousness such as: “Jesús de Montreal”, “El declive del imperio americano”, “Las invasiones bárbaras y La edad de la ignorancia”, entre otras., among others.


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