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The Last Mitterrand (2005)

Le promeneur du Champ de Mars (original title)
A young journalist (Lespert) helps the French President compile his memoirs.

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Jalil Lespert ...
Antoine Moreau
Philippe Fretun ...
Docteur Jeantot
Anne Cantineau ...
Jeanne
Sarah Grappin ...
Judith
Catherine Salviat ...
Mado
Jean-Claude Frissung ...
René
Philippe Le Mercier ...
Fleury, le garde du corps (as Philippe Lemercier)
Serge Kribus ...
Riou, le chauffeur
Jean-Claude Bourbault ...
Le libraire
Grégoire Oestermann ...
Garland
Béatrice Bruno ...
Thérèse Manicourt
Philippe Lehembre ...
Chazelles
Istvan Van Heuverzwyn ...
Deletraz
Rémy Darcy ...
Ladrière
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A young journalist (Lespert) helps the French President compile his memoirs.

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16 February 2005 (France)  »

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The Last Mitterrand  »

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$1,112,694 (France) (18 February 2005)
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The TGV seats decoration (mainly the TGV logo on the head rest) was not the one used when Mitterand was President. See more »

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The king of France
29 December 2008 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

A dying president dictates his memoirs to a young journalist: this may not sound like a very exciting recipe for a film. But in fact, 'The Last Mitterand' is an intriguing movie. In part this stems from the fact that the eponymous French leader was an intriguing person in real life - a literate egoist with a heroic but compromised past, who believed himself to be the last great president of France and who completed his term of office while suffering (without any public announcement) from the terminal stages of cancer. But it also comes from the judicious blend of the political and the personal found in this film. In the title role, I'm not sure Michel Bouqet looks much like Mitterand - but one can believe utterly in his portrait. And while Mitterand was certainly a flawed politician, when contrasted to the leaders of our own celebrity driven age (Mitterand has mistresses who never made the press; current French president Sarkozy uses his sexy young wife - and former mistress - as a PR tool), his claim to at least relative greatness no longer seems risible.


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