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La chute de l'empire américain

La chute de l'empire américain is a movie starring Maxim Roy, Maripier Morin, and Rémy Girard. A shy and insecure delivery truck driver accidentally arrives on the scene of a major crime and picks up two bags of cash and hide them....

Other Titles
Η Πτώση της Αμερικανικής Αυτοκρατορίας, The Fall of the American Empire, Triomphe de l'argent, Der unverhoffte Charme des Geldes, A Queda do Império Americano, The Triumph of Money, La caduta dell'impero americano, La caída del imperio americano, Upadek amerykanskiego imperium, Nefilat Imperiat Ha'Kesef, Az amerikai birodalom bukása, Pad Američkog carstva
Running Time
2 hours 7 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Crime, Comedy
Denys Arcand
Denys Arcand
Juliette Gosselin, Maripier Morin, Rémy Girard, Maxim Roy
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

With a Ph.D. in Philosophy in hand, Montréaler Pierre-Paul Daoust, from a working class background, is an intellectual who believes that being one only gets in the way of happiness, whether that be emotionally and/or financially. That's why he feels he's stuck in a dead end courier delivery job, and that's why he feels he couldn't make a go of a relationship with his last girlfriend, Linda Demers, or any woman in not knowing how to relate to them in a humanistic manner as opposed to intellectual manner. But that's also why he volunteers for a charity for the homeless. When making his usual deliveries, he stumbles onto a robbery gone wrong. Sensing an opportunity with one of the robbers and the security guard shot dead and the other robber having escaped to tend to his serious injuries before getting caught, Pierre-Paul, on impulse, decides to grab and abscond with the two large sports bags filled with what ends up being millions in cash before the police or anyone else arrives on the scene. The business robbed was acting as a front for money laundering by the Irish-Jewish West End Gang by Vladimir François, the head of his own gang. Not knowing what to do with the cash having only that mentality of an intellectual with some human needs, Pierre-Paul ends up making associations with two people who themselves fall on what would be the illegal side of the law. One is Sylvain Bigras - nicknamed the Brain - just released from prison as a money launderer for a biker gang. And two is a woman who goes by the professional name Aspasie, one of the most expensive and high end prostitutes in Montréal, she who he initially contacted in needing his sexual needs fulfilled by spending some of that cash, and who he only chose from her online profile with her professional name associated to the world of philosophy. Especially in falling for Aspasie, who leads a life of professionalism in her business, Pierre-Paul has no choice within his nature but to believe in human trust in dealing with his new new associates. But as the three of them try to figure out how best to deal with the money, they have to contend with the police - Detectives Pete La Bauve and Carla McDuff leading the investigation - who suspect what Pierre-Paul has done with La Bauve in particular needing to show his own superiority in the matter in feeling let down in his own position in life, and the West End Gang and Vladimir, who will do whatever it takes to get their money back as can be witnessed by what they do to young Jacmel Rosabert, the robber who was able to get away and who was only hired to do the job in the first place.

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Dennis R.

This is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen, and I've seen quite a lot of movies, especially of this genre. Why is that? Because the audience is completely engaged. Yes, this movie is very clear that this is a movie about the Amazons. Yes, it is very clear that it is a comedy. Yes, it is very clear that it is a social commentary on the legal and political conflict between France and France-Sud. But the way in which it goes about it is a very clever, fast-moving, very funny movie. And that's what really gets to me. This is a film that is extremely witty and very funny, and it does a very good job at it. If you see it, please, go ahead and buy it, it's worth every cent. I give it 9 out of 10.

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Douglas L.

Most of the actors in this movie are brilliant, the actors playing the assassins are also brilliant. The plot is very cool and is extremely fast-paced. Even the actors playing the brothers seem to enjoy themselves, they are not too mature or polished to say the least. The two lead characters are truly so unlikeable and the two brothers are absolutely hilarious. I highly recommend this movie to all film critics and all lovers of comedy. The movie is a great satire on the French social and political history. If you like that kind of comedy, I recommend you to watch this movie.

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The end credits are almost perfectly done with some of the most surreal dialog. It gives you a good idea of what was the film's director talking about and why he's directing the film. It also gives a clue to what the title means. It's funny and you should watch it if you enjoy this kind of things. It's not a documentary, but I highly recommend it if you get the chance.

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Margaret H.

Being in a band, one can always expect people to disagree with you and that's what happens when you have an influential band. Some of the band members seem to have a bad taste for the movie audience and it doesn't change what they say, but their position is far from wrong. That's why the movie is so important to me. It brings to light that when one is the one of a band with a huge influence on the world it is the one that controls it. It has to be remembered that during the years leading up to the production of the movie many people were in the band and they did not like the movie. And during the movie many famous people of that time were in the movie and they didn't like it either. And the thing that kept them all busy was the publicity for the movie. In the end the movie shows that when one is a band one needs to let the fans and critics of the movie what you are doing and if the people want to know then they must go and see the movie. It was especially interesting to see how some of the scenes were filmed because there was nothing like that in other movies of that era. It's sad that a movie like this has been lost.

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Larry S.

A story which shows you what can happen if you are out of control. The viewers may be familiar with the classic spaghetti westerns that are similar to the true story. But the difference between these westerns and this movie is the fact that here we don't get to see the heroes use guns to kill or even kill people. The hero(s) are humans, they don't need to carry around weapons to kill. This is because they are unoffending in nature. It is a film which can be enjoyed by anyone, because it takes a different approach. It is something a lot of people will not want to watch because it is a different genre and not people's usual favorites. But this film is something which can be enjoyed by everyone and nothing will change.

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As many other commenters have pointed out, this film has its own "goofs" at the end. Even so, it is still a fun film with good laughs. If you like this style of comedy, you will probably enjoy "The Running Man."

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Donald A.

It is the story of a simple person who falls in love and learns a lot about life. But everything is not a perfect harmony. The movie could have been rated more sensitively if the plot had not been so straightforward. It is a very good choice for a Friday evening. "The Emperor's New Clothes" is a movie which is sure to make you laugh, and not be so serious. I did not expect anything more from this movie.

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This is definitely the best of the trilogy and probably is the most rewarding as well. Because of this, the second part feels a little rushed. There are still plenty of references to the first two films and it is nice to see Seigner do a solid acting job again, but this movie is definitely an excellent film all on its own. It's beautifully shot and feels like a real movie, but the structure feels to feel rushed, so it comes off as a bit disjointed. This is certainly not a bad thing though and it keeps it moving at a good pace. There are some other great elements that make this such a great movie. One is the fact that it has the same characters that have been brought back in the first two films. This seems to be a real joy to watch and is probably the best thing about the movie. Another great thing is that it doesn't feature all of the cliches of the first two films. They are all brought back again here but at different times of course, and there is a real feeling of improvement. It feels like the story is making a comeback here. Another thing is that it is a pretty good portrayal of a relationship, something that is important to this trilogy, and a good thing about this movie is that it is very original and non-traditional. It is very nice to see that Seigner is in control of the situation, and is able to convince the characters that he is right, that this is the right thing to do and that the thing that he is doing is right. I really enjoyed this movie and I am hoping that people enjoy it too, but I do believe that it is better than the first two movies. But as I said before, it's a great movie. 9/10

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Terry B.

It is a funny film for sure, if you are a big fan of cinematography. The music is great too. Although the story is far-fetched, I think it is very interesting because we have the real and the imaginary, being the only people in the whole world with this kind of thing. But, if you are a real fan of Marcel Marceau, well, it is impossible not to be a little bit jealous! All the people who are involved in this production have done a great job! And I think they've not made it for the profit! It is a pity that we are not exposed to this kind of a film. A great film!

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Carolyn H.

How far have we really come in France in the two decades since the death of the Comte de Valmont? Is the CEDEM is an intelligent film about the surreal, the legendary, the nightmare, the current French film industry? Yes, definitely. We can say that the film has been produced without the immense resources that an average French film requires. But, even without that, the film is very good, and the very obvious symbolism - that of the Cubist school - is most lucidly and precisely represented. The film seems to be (quite correctly) saying: if you want to create a film like 'Myra Breckinridge' - what is French cinema, exactly? The film will become a new Parisian movement, a new sub-culture of the French film industry, and, to all the posters, an inspiration to all those who will follow, create, experiment, and, finally, realize the possibilities of film. All of us, in France and in the world, can learn from the good things of this film.

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Judith Davis

You know what? This is probably the best comic adaptation since the Superman movies. It's just a few levels above the other kind of comics that I've seen. If you're not going to have fun watching it, you're not going to have fun watching it. Even if you're a movie fan, you're going to love this movie. It's just really well done and when you're done, you're just going to want to see it again. If you're in the mood for a good story, or just really great art, you should check this one out.

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Megan Nguyen

One of the best political thrillers ever made. Imaginative, intelligent, and definitely worth a watch. The film brilliantly illustrates how superficial democratic principles, nationalisms, and habits, can lead to the gradual degeneration of a nation's identity, a reality that is made to appear normal by many politicians who are so caught up in their own flawed ideologies, they don't realise that what they are doing to their countries can have an almost irreversible effect. A bit overlong, at over 100 minutes but very much worth the watch. Some (or most) of the cast's performances can be a bit dry, but overall it's worth it. A must see for anyone who enjoys social commentaries.

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Julie Morrison

The movie is definitely unique. Especially when you watch the first time you will feel strange about it. The second time you will understand what I mean. This is probably a great movie, although the story and screenplay is very unoriginal. But I think the dialogues are beautiful, funny, sometimes, melancholic. The scriptwriters have done a great job! Especially if you have a super smart cat, or a super smart cat that loves cats. This is a must for all cat lovers, especially cat lovers of all ages. A must-watch, especially for cat lovers!

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Les heures du pont: The French Connection is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. When you think of the incredible and unique plot, the characters, the beautiful locations and the breathtaking soundtrack, you don't realize that it's an excellent movie. It takes place in Paris, and it has several twists and turns. However, it's the characters that pull you in. Chiron and Victor are two good-hearted but less than caring friends who want to be successful, but have less then two minutes to convince the employers of a factory they're trying to find for them. To do that they'll have to follow their hearts and break every rule the French government has. It takes time for each character to overcome the obstacles they have to overcome in order to be successful. Even for an American viewer, it may seem a bit silly and incomprehensible to people from the western world, but to those of us who were born and raised in France, this movie is a must see. If you haven't seen this movie yet, watch it before you watch any other French movies. Or, if you want to watch something that is extremely unique and different than other movies out there, then this movie is for you.

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Ruth Hopkins

Okay. I saw this movie at the AMC theater in Chicago. I love Argento. This movie was so funny. The plot was ridiculous. It started out with a kidnapping and a murder, then it became a murder mystery. I felt a lot of bad about the ending. The movie was so good. There was no need for a second movie. This was a great movie. I'm glad I rented this one. If you haven't seen this movie, go rent it.

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I don't know about the French, but I'd rather see a movie than read a book about the French Revolution. Well, if that makes any sense. But in case it doesn't, you might want to see it anyway. I really loved this movie. It's a great story. It's not full of silly things, but is interesting. I really loved it. I'd give it an eight. I think it's pretty good, especially the French. I guess you can call it "the French Revolution". I think they should be recognized as a political nation.

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Gary Garrett

Watching this movie was a memorable experience for me, the way I was able to connect to the characters, to the sense of humour, to the music, and to the feeling of a complete feeling of being and being in that city. It is a very good movie, which isn't to be taken seriously, but if you want to be moved by the experience, then you must see this movie. It has a certain intellectual meaning. It is great to watch it again and again, it is so well made.

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The film is not as confusing as many have said. The film makes a connection between two characters, that we find out, once the audience is introduced to them. The film is worth the watching, I give it a 9. The film is entertaining, it is not so serious that the audience would be frustrated. The film is very entertaining.

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After so much attention (not just critical but also anecdotal) being paid to his last film The Nine, Jean-Pierre Jeunet (again) gives a classic gangster film (in my opinion) like The Fleur-de-lis. After all, the plot is simple, and even simple seems to be the case with this film, it's just a gangster film, and a gangster film that is so complicated, and also it is a film that relies so much on its characters, and actors. The plot is basically set in France in the 1930's, we have a few months before the infamous National Front had their last stand in a village called Fleur-de-lis, the party finally fell after a while, and many people are asking themselves what is the purpose of being a National Front? I'm not going to give away the plot, but it's quite simple, and in order to understand this film, you have to understand the way of being a gangster. The film is a masterpiece of an ensemble, it has no one character, no one role, just a few gangsters trying to make money. Their rivalry and constantly killing each other, in a way, in the film's climax, it's one of the most violent scenes I have ever seen. To be able to compare The Fleur-de-lis to the famous Ingmar Bergman masterpiece, Trier is a very little bit over doing it. But in terms of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's directing and technical achievement, it's very impressive. The Fleur-de-lis is a brilliant film, and it was very intense, but it is also very serious, and very, very personal. I would like to give this film a 9, but it has a 7,5, but I have to give it a 9, because the film is very very impressive.

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Vincent Cassel as Benvenuto Cassel (Eddie Redmayne), a free-spirited, free-love-worshiping but not in love, young man, and Oliver Reed (Bill Nighy) as the unfortunate Sean (Louis Garrel), a dark, aristocratic widow, who want to make their will legally binding, with an awkward reluctant attitude toward Cassel and Reed, who was used to having a nice life in the past. They secretly work for a newspaper and have a man of the house, Lucien (Hugh Jackman), who is a dirty mouth. The story was clever, it was a little bit difficult to make sense of, it was sad, it was shocking, it was funnier. I really loved this movie.

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Johnny W.

A funny movie from the Dreyfus movie series. This film is more of a comedy than a thriller. A thriller, of course, is also something else, and this is a good movie about a thriller. It is very difficult to decide what this film is about. On the one hand, the film is about the music world in France, which is dominated by an empire that has been around for ages. On the other hand, the film is about the private lives of two artists. One, who lives in a rather boring apartment, which is inhabited by the emperor's lover. Her name is Faye Dunaway. The other is Sean Penn. This is another movie that pays homage to Dreyfus movies. It also pays homage to Dreyfus movies, which it thinks are great. This film is also very funny. Even though the film is about a thriller, it is also about two movies that are worth watching. One is a musical from the 40's, called 'Deux moyens fou', which was written by a French writer. The other is the famous film 'The Seventh Seal', in which is played by the very famous actor Sean Penn. I am not an expert on French film, but I can say that this is the most entertaining film from the French film genre. It is very well acted and directed. The way it is told is good, but it is not really a suspense movie. It is a movie that you will not want to miss. If you do not like the French film genre, you will not like this film. If you do like the French film genre, you will definitely like this film.

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I went into the theater thinking that I'd be the one who would end up watching a movie I hadn't seen since the '70s. But I was wrong! I watched "Emmanuelle", and the director's attempt to make the film funny was surprisingly successful. He knows that it's not important to make fun of Parisian life or have a slapstick movie about it, it's important to be a hilarious movie about the fact that Parisian life is dominated by its Jews. The most hilarious scene is when the character dressed as a Jew does the Nazi salute and shouts "Fuhrer!" during the Hitler speeches. He says "Fuhrer" five times, and that's only one of the many humorous parts. You may be disappointed to see the movie cut in half so that you don't see the sex scenes, but I was. The action of the movie is taken from the book by the same name, and they are perfectly put together. And the cast does a great job, from the colorful characters like the sexy Italian widow and the Italian Nazi-hunter to the typical French "everyman". The movie takes itself seriously, but it's really the jokes that make it funny, and they're very funny. I didn't even notice the mistake that the movie made with the time, it's a "hit" movie, and it's very funny that the movie has a simple French story about a crazy Frenchman who moves to Paris, changes the language, and becomes a Jew. It makes you think that maybe Parisian life is still not all that serious after all.

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Marie King

I don't really think that people that are familiar with this movie really get what it is about. It's a combination of the movie that it's based on and the movie that it's based on. So you really have to be a fan of both films to get the most out of this movie. I think it's best to see this movie in the original language and to listen to the dialog and sub dialogue in French. You have to really watch the movie as it was meant to be seen and it really is a nice movie that anyone would enjoy.

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Emmanuelle is a film that demands more than one viewing. No two views are necessarily the same. It is not a pretty film to see. This is a film that requires a high level of acting and a fine cast to overcome the limitations of the medium. It is not an easy film to see because it is very difficult to make out the meaning. Nevertheless, Emmanuelle is an honest film. As this is not the language of the films director, he chooses to speak in a very strong way in order to convey a message of life and death, the importance of motherhood, the meaning of people and the importance of love. Emmanuelle is a fantastic film. It is based on a play by Jean Cocteau. A brilliant performance by Gerard Depardieu is deserved in this film.

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This is a real classic comedy. I have no idea why it has been rated so low and why they rated it such a low but it is real class. Despite the period, it is well-acted, well-directed and I enjoyed the plot quite a bit. That being said, I have to say that I didn't quite get the real sense of the country's history and of the atmosphere in it. It doesn't feel like a real movie. However, this is a very classy movie and I recommend it to any moviegoer, especially to those who like a light-hearted comedy.

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If you've ever watched a French film, you'd know what I'm talking about. When we hear people speak, we don't always need subtitles. We can just look at what they're saying. That's how you know this is a French film. But if you watch the same film with subtitles, you see different things. The people you're supposed to be watching are so much more mysterious. The acting is good, but not great. There's no John Turturro in this film. I do have a very high opinion of Guy Berard, who plays in the film as a gay French journalist. What he says, or does, is very important to understand the meaning of the story. One of the best films I've seen in a while, this is a unique film that will be a classic. It's one of those films that keeps you guessing, and if you pay close attention, you'll come away with a real appreciation for the best French films.

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Michelle P.

This film is an absolutely perfect example of how films should be made. Some people might complain about the poor acting, the script, the fact that this film is based on real events. I know it is based on history, but it is a true story. I think that this film is an important film that should be used in schools. It is one of the best films I have seen in my life.

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I have to confess that I have not seen this movie in a long time. I think that its a masterpiece. I would give it a 10, but I am scared to give it a 10 because its such a surprise and different. The movie was like a cinematic science fiction. It was so true to life that it scared me. The characters were so real. The music was so amazing. I will tell you why I liked it: I liked how the characters were as simple as they could be, how the story kept me guessing. The ending was so poetic and strange. But as a fan of American cinema, I would recommend it to everybody.