FFF19 The Fall of the American Empire

5th March, 2019 (MA15+)
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  • Director Denys Arcand
  • Cast Pierre Curzi, Rémy Girard, Alexandre Landry, Marim Roy, Maripier Morin
  • Duration 128 min
  • Rating MA15+
  • Language English and French with English subtitles
  • Genre Comedy

Synopsis

In this provocative comedy, a listless loser with a wasted PhD in Philosophy, finds his dull life turned upside down when he’s saddled with a fortune in stolen cash. Enlisting the help of two dubious associates, he ponders his next move whilst trying to outmanoeuvre the heisters who want ‘their’ money back.

Awards

NOMINATED: Best Canadian Feature Film, Toronto International Film Festival 2018
WINNER: FIPRESCI Prize Best Film, Valladolid International Film Festival 2018
NOMINATED: Golden Spike Best Film at the Valladolid International Film Festival 2018

Reviews

  • "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." Variety

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