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THE FALL OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:07 pm

Details

Date:
May 29
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:07 pm

Venue

AMC Rolling Hills
2591 Airport Drive
Torrance, 90505

Organizer

South Bay Film Society
Phone:
310-326-1167
Email:
randy@southbayfilmsociety.com

SOLD OUT.   Tickets for seating in the front 3 rows will be available at the door at 6:50 p.m.

Screening Wed. May 29, 7:00 p.m.

2 days before it opens in N.Y. and L.A.!

A new comedy/crime caper from award winning director Denis Arcand (Academy Award winner of Best Foreign Language Film for The Barbarian Invasions)

Pierre-Paul Daoust, 36, an intellectual with a PhD in philosophy works as a deliveryman to make a living.   One day, while delivering a parcel, he gets caught in a hold up gone terribly wrong: two dead and millions in money bags lying on the ground.   He is confronted with a dilemma: leave empty handed, or take the money and run.

The film is a witty yet touching look at the predominance of money in a society where all other values seem to have crumbled.

“Film noir and social satire in a bracing comedy with a serious purpose.   Charged with alternating currents of droll wit, sardonic cynicism, and socialist-tinged idealism.” – Joe Leydon, Variety

“[Arcand’s] new film is a sardonic, solidly entertaining fusion of crime caper and state of the nation rumination that should find favour with arthouse audiences.” – Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

Rated R for some violence, sexual content and language.

Language: French (English subtitles)

Length: 2 hr. 7 min.