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The Minister

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Year of participation 2012
Program Feature Competition

The Minister
Producer(s) Denis Freyd
Director(s) Pierre Schoeller
Script Pierre Schoeller
Director of Photography Julien Hirsch
Music by Pierre Schoeller
Sound Olivier Hespel
Edit Laurence Briaud
Cast Olivier Gourmet, Michel Blanc, Zabou Breitman, Laurent Stocker, Sylvain Deblé
Production company(-ies) Archipel 35 52 rue Charlot 75003 Paris
 

Synopsis

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?

Awards
FIPRESCI Award, Cannes IFF, 2011; Best Actor (Olivier Gourmet), Mar del Plata IFF, 2011; Best Supporting Actor (Michel Blanc), Best Script, Best Sound, Cesar Awards, 2012, Critics Award, French Syndicat of Cinema Critics, 2012.

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