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The Minister (2011)
"L'exercice de l'État" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  26 October 2011 (France)
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Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully. He has no choice but to go to the scene of the ... See full summary »

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Michel Blanc ...
Zabou Breitman ...
Pauline
Laurent Stocker ...
Yan (as Laurent Stocker de la Comédie Française)
Sylvain Deblé ...
Didier Bezace ...
Dominique Woessner
Jacques Boudet ...
Le sénateur Juillet
François Chattot ...
Le ministre de la Santé, Falconetti
Gaëtan Vassart ...
Loïk
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Séverine Saint jean
Eric Naggar ...
Le Premier ministre
Anne Azoulay ...
Josepha
Abdelhafid Metalsi ...
Louis do
Christian Vautrin ...
Nemrod
François Vincentelli ...
Le ministre du Budget, Peralta
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Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully. He has no choice but to go to the scene of the accident. Thus begins the odyssey of a politician in a world that is increasingly more complex and hostile. Speed, power struggles, chaos, economic crisis... Everything follows in quick succession and clashes. Emergencies follow on each other's heels. What sacrifices are men prepared to make? Just how long will they hold up in a state that devours those that work for it? Written by Polly_Kat

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Politics 1on1
31 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

Not really, but I really couldn't begin to tell you what the movie is about. Well it is about politics and it seems to be quite straightforward most of the time (with a fantastic lead performance, that should earn the actor recognition), but there is more to than meets the eye. Even when things meet the eye (the eccentric, weird and completely strange intro to the movie), you're not sure if there is more to it than just that.

The inciting incident, where we only see the aftermath, will have its mirror scene, that will at least startle you. The other reviewer said it too, the impact of that scene is more than just powerful. It freezes you in a very strange way. I can't put my finger on it, but this movie is something that you should watch, if you like dramas and looking behind curtains. You might see things in there, that I didn't notice.


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