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The Fall of the American Empire (2018)

La chute de l'empire américain (original title)
R | | Comedy, Crime | 31 May 2019 (USA)
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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 hide them in his truck. As if an interrogation of two... 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
Maripier Morin ... Aspasie / Camille Lafontaine
Éric Bruneau ... L'enquêteur Plamondon
Juliette Gosselin ... La femme médecin résidente
Alain Goulem ... Sean Harrington (as Al Goulem)
Alexandre Landry ... Pierre-Paul Daoust
Rémy Girard ... Sylvain 'The Brain' Bigras
Florence Longpré ... Linda Demers
Vincent Leclerc ... Jean-Claude
Rose-Marie Perreault ... Natasha
Pierre Curzi ... Maître Wilbrod Taschereau
Claude Legault ... L'informateur de la police
Geneviève Schmidt
Louis Morissette ... Pete La Bauve
Ayana O'Shun ... Madame Rosabert - la mère de Jacmel
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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 hide them in his truck. As if 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 released from jail might get him out of trouble, especially that a gang leader is very eager 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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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence, sexual content/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

31 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le triomphe de l'argent See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$338,216, 1 July 2018

Gross USA:

$2,178,460

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,090,388
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Production Co:

Cinémaginaire Inc. See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Like Denys Arcand for many of his movies (including his win for The Barbarian Invasions (2003)), comedian/director Yan England happened to be nominated for an Oscar in 2013, for the short fiction story Henry (2011). 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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