Palace Cinemas

FFF19 The Fall of the American Empire

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

  • 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

Event starts
Tuesday 5 March, 2019
Event Ends
Tuesday 5 March, 2019
Venue
Various venues
Venue Address
Various venues
Location

National, Various venues

Website
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Category
Screenings, Festivals & Programs