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La chute de l'empire américain (2018)

A shy and insecure delivery truck driver accidentally arrives on the scene of a major crime and happens to pick up two bags of cash and hides them in his truck. Though an interrogation of ... See full summary »

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Denys Arcand

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Denys Arcand
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Cast

Credited cast:
Maxim Roy ... Carla McDuff
Éric Bruneau ... Plamondon
Vincent Leclerc ... Jean-Claude
Rémy Girard ... Sylvain 'The Brain' Bigras
Alexandre Landry ... Pierre-Paul Daoust
Maripier Morin ... Aspasie
Claude Legault ... Informateur police
Yan England ... Jimmy
Florence Longpré ... Linda
Louis Morissette ... Pete La Bauve
Ayana O'Shun ... Mere Jacmel
Paul Doucet ... Radiologiste
Pierre Curzi ... Maître Taschereau
Benoît Brière ... Joseph
James Hyndman ... Le prof de fiscalité
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A shy and insecure delivery truck driver accidentally arrives on the scene of a major crime and happens to pick up two bags of cash and hides them in his truck. Though an interrogation of two tough police detectives isn't enough, the guy, who has a doctor's degree in philosophy which makes his mind mingle with remorse, must find a way to get rid of this dirty money. Only the help of a prostitute and a former biker who came out of jail might get him out of trouble, especially that a gang leader is very weary to get his cash back or kill whoever is responsible for this mess. However, even the two bumbling detectives are monitoring the case as well. Written by RealLiveClaude

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 February 2019 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Le triomphe de l'argent See more »

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Gross USA:

$2,059,945, 4 October 2018
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Cinémaginaire Inc. See more »
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2.39 : 1
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Marie-Pier Morin's husband, former hockey player Brandon Prust, has a small role in this movie as a waiter. See more »

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Pure Denys Arcand
11 July 2018 | by accerulesSee all my reviews

If you liked what Denys Arcand did before you should like this movie. So first of all, I'm not a fan of the title, because it might hint that's it's a sequel to the "Déclin" which it is not. (Although Girard and Curzie play in both movies, but it's not the same characters.) They should have kept the original title "Triumph of Money". You will find in this movie very good dialogues, good action and a feel good sentiment at the end. There is a lot of cameos from various Quebec actors. Landry delivers a strong performance, his character, a very intelligent but naive man who seems to despise the world but who's always trying to help the poor and the disenfranchised. Morin is surprisingly good especially since I think it's her first role (and she's wonderfully pretty). Girard, who plays a biker that just got out of jail, is good as usual, (although I felt that some lines could have been from "Les Bougons") and of course I loved Curzie who's playing a crooked investment advisor. Personally, I think it might be my favorite Arcand so far. "Le Déclin" was funnier though. I strongly recommend this movie!


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