Arcand packs in a lot of pointed social and political commentary into this funny and engrossing film.

— Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

The Fall of the American Empire

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Pierre-Paul Daoust, 36, an intellectual with a Ph.D. 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?

This new Denys Arcand film takes a witty yet touching look at, as only Arcand knows how, the predominance of money in a society where all other values seem to have crumbled.

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2019. Canada. 127 minutes. Rated R for some strong violence, sexual content/nudity, and language.
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