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The Minister

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Original title
L'exercice de l'État (The Minister)
Year
Running time
112 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Pierre Schoeller
Music
Philippe Schoeller
Cinematography
Julien Hirsch
Cast
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Producer
Archipel 35 / Les Films du Fleuve
Genre
Drama | Politics
Synopsis / Plot
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
2011: Cesar Awards: 3 awards (screenplay, support actor, sound). 11 nominations
2011: Cannes Film Festival: FIPRESCI ("Un certain regard")
2011: Mar del Plata Film Festival: Official Selection
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