The Fall of the American Empire (La chute de l'empire américain)

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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?

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Critic Reviews for The Fall of the American Empire (La chute de l'empire américain)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

  • The film is always watchable, even for all of its sluggishness.

    Sep 8, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • A richly amusing rumination on the excesses and amorality of capitalism that plays like an ingeniously contrived mashup of film noir melodrama and Ealing Studios comedy.

    Sep 8, 2018 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • Fall is Pretty Woman for socialists, a Capital-conscious fairy tale in which a nice guy not only attempts a perfect crime but wins the heart of a prostitute hitherto moved only by American dollars.

    Sep 6, 2018 | Full Review…
  • [One] darkly amusing scene is classic Arcand. Unfortunately, The Fall of the American Empire doesn't consistently deliver that level of wit as it probes our love of money.

    Sep 6, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The film sees Arcand in his element crafting deliciously literary characters well-versed in philosophy and pop culture arcana.

    May 20, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Arcand combines thriller and comedy with precision to achieve two exciting and fun hours, full of surprises. [Full Review in Spanish]

    Apr 3, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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