The Fall of the American Empire

A witty and sardonic satire about a young man whose life is changed when he finds two bags of cash after an armed robbery.

Please note that this film is in French, with Dutch subtitles.
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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?
This new film by director Denys Arcand (Les Invasions Barbares) takes a witty yet touching look at the predominance of money in a society where all other values seem to have crumbled. Arcand’s probing intelligence turns the film into a subtle investigation of contemporary society, a society where the old social contract that once underpinned our interactions proves hollow.

Denys Arcand, Canada, 2018, 127 min. French spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Alexandre Landry, Maripier Morin, Rémy Girard, Louis Morissette, Maxim Roy.