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The Fall of the American Empire (La chute de l'empire américain)

Country: Canada/France
Language: French with subtitles
Director: Denys Arcand
Runtime: 122 minutes
Rating: 14A
Date: March 16, 2019 at 5:00pm
Location: Salmar Classic Theatre

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Trailer (in French)

Pierre-Paul is a disgruntled and cynical courier who finds himself in the wrong place, but is it the right time? He stumbles onto a crime scene where no one sees him flee with the money. Having a PhD in philosophy has not been enough for him to find success in life; he seems doomed to make wrong choices and we all expect him to ‘fall’. The fun comes in watching what happens next. As ever, Denys Arcand offers us his wit and satire with some wink, wink humour but also sporadic outbursts of violence.

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