The Fall of the American Empire

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  127 min.
Release Date: May 31, 2019 - Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Montréal

Current rating: Rating: 3.50
based on 8 votes and 2 reviews
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Cast: Alexandre Landry, Maripier Morin, Rémy Girard, Louis Morissette, Maxim Roy, Pierre Curzi, Vincent Leclerc, Patrick Émmanuel Abellard, Florence Longpré, Eddy King, Geneviève Schmidt, Paul Doucet, Denis Bouchard, Yan England, David Savard, Rose-Marie Perreault, Alain Goulem, Catherine Paquin-Béchard, Claude Legault, Éric Bruneau, James Hyndman, Benoît Brière, Gaston Lepage, Laurent Paquin, François Dompierre


Shortly after his girlfriend breaks up with him because he doesn't make much money, deliveryman Pierre-Paul Daoust (Alexandre Landry) witnesses a robbery that goes horribly wrong. Shocked, almost without thinking, he grabs the two large bags stuffed full with money left on the road by the sole survivor of the drama, who was seriously injured, and hides them at his home.

He then rents a locker to store the money in and invites Aspasie (Maripier Morin), the most expensive escort in Montreal, to his home, but soon discovers his actions have earned him suspicion from the two police detectives on the case. Not only that, but the money turns out to belong to organized crime and if anyone finds out Pierre-Paul has the cash, he'll be in grave danger.

Director: Denys Arcand
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Denise Robert
Screenplay: Denys Arcand

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  • 4 stars "Good script, subtle humor, good cast!"
  • 4 stars "So admire the Canadians They still have some moral sense and appreciate knowledge. Also learned much about the financial world that so many here in SB understand especially those Stellar citizens at the Four Seasons."