30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Minister France 2011 | 112 min | OV | Colour | FF 2011

Pierre Schoeller

Pierre Schoeller, (*1961) works as a director and screenwriter His film Versailles (Filmfest Hamburg 2008) was awarded the Etoile d'Or for Best Debut by the French film critics.

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The Minister for Transport, Bertrand Saint-Jean, is woken in the middle of the night by his personal private secretary. A bus has crashed into a ravine. He goes there, he has no choice. Thus begins the odyssey of a State official through an increasingly complex and hostile world. Speed, power struggles, chaos, economic crisis… In the frantic chain of events, one emergency replaces another. What sacrifices are men ready to accept? How long will they last in a state that devours those who serve it?

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Original title: L' Exercice de l'État
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Pierre Schoeller
Screenplay: Pierre Schoeller
Cast: Olivier Gourmet, Michel Blanc, Zabou Breitman, Laurent Stocker, Sylvain Deblé
Producer: Denis Freyd, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Director of Photography: Julien Hirsch
Music: Philippe Schoeller
Production Design: Jean Marc Tran Tan Ba
Editor: Laurence Briaud
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Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: Doc & Film International | 13, rue Portefoin | 75003 Paris | France | Phone: +33 1 42 77 89 65 | Email:
Production: Archipel 35; Les Films du Fleuve; France 3 Cinéma; RTBF (Belgium TV); Belgacom


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