101 minutes – Drama, Cold War, Politics Language: French, English, Spanish Release Date: May 16, 2008 Production company: Aetios Production Canadian distributor: Alliance Vivafilm
Le piège Américain, or The American Trap as it is titled in English, is set during the years of the Cold War in the mid-1960s and features an international cast of actors. Much of the world is still reeling from the assassination of JFK – but has yet to lose Bobby Kennedy. In the midst of all this, a reluctant hero by the name of Lucien Rivard becomes enmeshed in a web of global political intrigue and corruption. The United States, Russia and France are embroiled in a strategic battle over Third World natural resources. To keep the upper hand, each of their secret services has joined forces with various organized crime factions. Lucien is the go-between, travelling to the casinos of Havana, the night clubs of Dallas, the seedy heroin labs of Marseille, the tropical jungles of Indonesia and the urban jungles of New Orleans and Montreal. As tensions heat up, he becomes a secret weapon for a black ops organization over which he has no control – and an unwitting protagonist as a tragic chain of events begins to unfold before his very eyes.
Lucien Rivard Paul Mondolini Maurice Bishop Jeffery Cohen Rose Cheramie Jack Ruby DEA Agent Thompson Carlos Marcello Michel Caron Michael Victr Mertz Bobby Kennedy J. Edgar Hoover John L McClellan Joseph Valachi Lee Harvey Oswald Edward James Whalen Head of the Indonesian rebels Diego Process Judge Rivard Miss Baptista Groleau Psychaitrist Santo Traffcante Lieutenant Francis Frugé Marie Llda Caron American Customs Officer 1 American Customs Officer 2 Happy Cuban Hungarian 1 Hungarian 2 Che Guevara Montréal Policeman 1 Montréal Policeman 2 Montréal Policeman 3 Montréal Policeman 4 Montréal Policeman 5 Cuban Dancer 1 Cuban Dancer 2 Cuban Dancer 3 Cuban Dancer 4 Cuban Dancer 5 Cuban Dancer 6 Cuban Dancer 7