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Genre: Dark comedy
Programme
Synopsis

Pierre-Paul Daoust, 36, an intellectual with a PhD in philosophy is forced to work as a delivery man 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, as only Arcand knows how, at the predominance of money in a society where all other values seem to have crumbled.

Director
Denys Arcand

(b. 1941) studied history at the University of Montreal. He began making documentaries in the sixties and directed a number of films for the National Film Board of Canada, including the politically charged „On est au coton” (1969) and „Quebec: Duplessis and After…” (1972). Arcand is one of Canada’s most celebrated filmmakers. His pre-last feature film „The Barbarian Invasions” won the Academy Award from the best foreign language film and screened also at PÖFF. „The Fall of the American Empire” is his seventeenth full-length film.

Filmography
  • Québec: Duplessis et apres… (1972)
  • Réjeanne Padovani (1973)
  • Gina (1975)
  • On est au coton (Cotton Mill, Treadmill, 1976)
  • Le confort et l´indifférence (Comfort and Indifference, 1982)
  • Le crime d´Ovide Plouffe (The Crime of Ovide Plouffe, 1984)
  • Le déclin de lémpire américain (The Decline of the American Empire, 1986)
  • Jésus de Montréal (1989)
  • Love & Human Remains (1993)
  • Joyeux Calvaire (Poverty and Other Delights, 1996)
  • Stardom (2000)
  • Les Invasions Barbares (Barbarite sissetung, PÖFF 2003)
  • L’Age des ténebres (Pimeduse päev, PÖFF 2007)
  • An Eye for Beauty (2014)
  • La chute de l’empire américain (The Fall of the American Empire, 2018)
Fri, 16.11.2018
6:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 1
011406
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 011406
Sat, 17.11.2018
6:15 pm
Tartu, 
Elektriteater
021807
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 021807
Sat, 01.12.2018
6:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 3
161106
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 161106
Film info
Country: Canada
Year: 2018
Duration: 128 minutes
Language: French
Director: Denys Arcand
Producer: Denise Robert
Writer: Denys Arcand
DOP: Van Royko
Montage: Arthur Tarnowski
Composers: Mathieu Lussier, Louis Dufort
Cast: Alexandre Landry, Maripier Morin, Rémy Girard, Louis Morissette, Maxim Roy
Production: Cinémaginaire
Festivals: Toronto, Busan, Warsaw
Synopsis

Pierre-Paul Daoust, 36, an intellectual with a PhD in philosophy is forced to work as a delivery man 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, as only Arcand knows how, at the predominance of money in a society where all other values seem to have crumbled.

Director
Denys Arcand

(b. 1941) studied history at the University of Montreal. He began making documentaries in the sixties and directed a number of films for the National Film Board of Canada, including the politically charged „On est au coton” (1969) and „Quebec: Duplessis and After…” (1972). Arcand is one of Canada’s most celebrated filmmakers. His pre-last feature film „The Barbarian Invasions” won the Academy Award from the best foreign language film and screened also at PÖFF. „The Fall of the American Empire” is his seventeenth full-length film.

Filmography
  • Québec: Duplessis et apres… (1972)
  • Réjeanne Padovani (1973)
  • Gina (1975)
  • On est au coton (Cotton Mill, Treadmill, 1976)
  • Le confort et l´indifférence (Comfort and Indifference, 1982)
  • Le crime d´Ovide Plouffe (The Crime of Ovide Plouffe, 1984)
  • Le déclin de lémpire américain (The Decline of the American Empire, 1986)
  • Jésus de Montréal (1989)
  • Love & Human Remains (1993)
  • Joyeux Calvaire (Poverty and Other Delights, 1996)
  • Stardom (2000)
  • Les Invasions Barbares (Barbarite sissetung, PÖFF 2003)
  • L’Age des ténebres (Pimeduse päev, PÖFF 2007)
  • An Eye for Beauty (2014)
  • La chute de l’empire américain (The Fall of the American Empire, 2018)