THE FALL OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE (127 R)
Pierre-Paul Daoust, 36, an intellectual with a PhD 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?
Director: Denys Arcand
Writer: Denys Arcand
Stars: Maxim Roy, Éric Bruneau, Maripier Morin
Subtitled in English
Close to becoming an octogenarian, the Canadian Denys Arcand still likes capitalist society as little as he has shown throughout his filmography. He is fed up with living in a world full of homeless and poor people, in which ethnic minorities (Inuit and American Indians) are systematically abused, in which corrupt politicians and unscrupulous financiers are the masters and where the mafias hang out. wide To take revenge on all of them and, at the same time, do some poetic justice, in his new film he resorts to an impossible trio formed by a pretty panoli Philosophy graduate who works as a messenger, the most expensive luxury escort in Montreal and an expert fraudster who just got out of jail, who take care to put everyone in their place.
ARCAND COMBINES THRILLER AND COMEDY WITH PRECISION TO ACHIEVE TWO EXCITING AND FUN HOURS, FULL OF SURPRISES
Following the classic scheme of perfect punches full of unexpected twists of script and a lot of humor (impossible not to evoke the blow or Between rogues walks the game ), Arcand combines with precision thriller and comedy to achieve two exciting and very fun hours, full of surprisesand in which pure and simple entertainment is not an obstacle for social, economic and political criticism to play a preponderant role. Special mention deserves the protagonists, strangers in these parts: Alexandre Landry is perfect like that pánfilo without office or benefit that spends his life quoting writers and philosophers and one day he decides to put the world on montera and the debutant Maripier Morin has all the wicker to become an international star.
– ALBERTO LUCHINI, El Mundo