The Fall of the American Empire
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- Maxim Roy
- Maripier Morin
- Juliette Gosselin
- Vincent Leclerc
- Éric Bruneau
- Florence Longpré
- Rémy Girard
- Alain Goulem
- Alexandre Landry
- Rose-Marie Perreault
Did You Know?
- Benoît Brière and Gaston Lepage reprise their roles from Joyeux Calvaire (1996), also directed by Denys Arcand.
- Thete is no way a gangster who was in prison for money laundering or similar crimes would ever be allowed to take college courses in Business Finance.
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The mix is for the most part a welcome one, save one unappealing character, a retrograde love story, and an air that’s almost too blasé for its own good.
Rather than attack his subject with bristling anger, Arcand approaches it with world-weary wit and the kind of warming optimism that might not appear out of place in a Frank Capra classic. The result is a little old-fashioned but also surprisingly endearing and feels like some of his best work in a while.
Fall is Pretty Woman for socialists, a Capital-conscious fairy tale in which a nice guy not only attempts a perfect crime but wins the heart of a prostitute hitherto moved only by American dollars.