The Fall of the American Empire

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Wed, Apr 17, 2019 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Members:$11.00
Student (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:La chute de l’empire américain
Programs:Special Presentations
Tags:Crime
Comedy Drama
Drama
Dark Comedy
Thriller
Culture & Society
Francophone
Romance
Release Year:2018
Runtime:128 min
Country/Region:Canada
Language:French
Print Source:Sony Pictures Classics
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGhfBw67dWE
Cast/Crew
Director:Denys Arcand
Producer:Denise Robert
Cinematographer:Van Royko
Screenwriter:Denys Arcand
Editor:Arthur Tarnowski
Composer:Nico Muhly
Anton Sanko
Principal Cast:Alexandre Landry
Maripier Morin
Rémy Girard

Description

The Fall of the American Empire is a seriocomic crime-thriller from Academy Award winning Canadian filmmaker Denys Arcand. Pierre-Paul Daoust, 36, an intellectual with a PhD in philosophy, is forced to work as a deliveryman to earn 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 lying on the ground. Pierre-Paul is confronted with a dilemma: leave empty handed, or take the money and run?

A thematic sequel to Arcand's critically lauded films The Decline of the American Empire (86) and The Barbarian Invasions (03), this new film takes a witty yet touching look, as only Arcand knows how, at the power and predominance of money in a society where all other values seem to have crumbled. The Fall of the American Empire premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2018 and screened at Valladolid International Film Festival, earning the FIPRESCI Prize.

Director Biography

French-Canadian auteur Denys Arcand has been making films for over four decades. In 2004, his film The Barbarian Invasions earned the Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.


Press

"[A] sardonic, solidly entertaining fusion of crime caper and state of the nation rumination" - Screen Daily


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