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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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9 wins & 16 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Olivier Gourmet ... Bertrand Saint-Jean
Michel Blanc ... Gilles
Zabou Breitman ... Pauline
Laurent Stocker ... Yan (as Laurent Stocker de la Comédie Française)
Sylvain Deblé ... Martin Kuypers
Didier Bezace ... Dominique Woessner
Jacques Boudet ... Le sénateur Juillet
François Chattot ... Le ministre de la Santé, Falconetti
Gaëtan Vassart ... Loïk

Arly Jover ... 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
Stéphan Wojtowicz ... Le Président de la République
Ludovic Jevelot ... Tintin
Marc-Olivier Fogiel ... Le journaliste de la matinale

Brigitte Lo Cicero ... La femme du rêve crocodile

Jade Phan-Gia ... Kenza (as Jade Phan Gia)
Brice Fournier ... Le député Prade
Veronique Calderari ... Membre des Kurokos
Pierre-François Dollé ... Membre des Kurokos
Fabrice Jardin ... Membre des Kurokos
Cédric Lemereigne ... Membre des Kurokos
Ludovic Wystraete ... Membre des Kurokos

Anne Paris ... Yann's girlfriend
Philippe Naman ... Le copain de Yan
Réginald Huguenin ... Le Préfet des Ardennes
Gilles Bellomi ... Le C.O.S. des Ardennes
Grégoire Morano ... L'ado perdu
Mathilde Ferrato ... L'ado hagarde
Véronique Wellecan ... La mère désespérée
Fanny Touron ... La journaliste point presse (as Fanny Tourron)
Marine Blake ... Gwenaëlle
Valérie Khong ... La journaliste RTL
François Berland ... Guillemot, le DG SNCF
Mya Chanson ... Le nouveau-né
Ange Baraglioli ... Un chômeur
Thierry Besnard ... Un chômeur
Zmourda Chkimi ... Un chômeur
Bouzid Ghezali ... Un chômeur
Véronique Noël ... Une chômeuse
Bernard Teissandier ... Un chômeur
Jean-Michel Chapelain ... L'instructeur pilotage

Emmanuel Gayet ... Morange
Nicolas Jouhet ... Le délégué syndical

Régis Romele ... Un manifestant (as Régis Romelé)
Laurence Pollet-Villard ... Le conseillère du président
Martine Vandeville ... Vinci
Philippe du Janerand ... L'homme des réseaux
Gaëtan Le Marchand ... L'huissier ministère
Serge Noel ... Mougins
Philippe Jourde ... Un député
Ménothy Cesar ... L'ouvrier de l'autoroute
Laurent D'Olce ... Le neurologue
Maxime Motte ... Le prêtre
Caroline Grapin ... La fille de Martin Kuypers
Joséphine Lazzarino ... Femme choeur sarde
Anna Andreotti ... Femme choeur sarde
Anne De Broca ... Femme choeur sarde
Joëlle Faye ... Femme choeur sarde
Léa Crespi ... La photographe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raynaud Gerald ... Un ouvrier
Ian McCamy ... Assistant Minister
Scali Delpeyrat ... Humoriste matinal (uncredited)
Jean-Yves Freyburger ... Invité soirée (uncredited)

Directed by
Pierre Schoeller 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pierre Schoeller 

Produced by
André Bouvard .... executive producer
Jean-Pierre Dardenne .... producer
Luc Dardenne .... producer
Denis Freyd .... producer
 
Original Music by
Philippe Schoeller 
 
Cinematography by
Julien Hirsch 
 
Film Editing by
Laurence Briaud 
 
Casting by
Aurélie Guichard 
 
Costume Design by
Pascaline Chavanne 
 
Makeup Department
Mathieu Baptista .... special makeup effects artist
Amélie Bouilly .... makeup artist
Michèle Constantinides .... key makeup artist
Fabrice Herbet .... special makeup effects artist
Christophe Pizetta .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Michael Ermogeni .... unit production manager
Jules Raillard .... unit manager
Rodolphe Risse .... assistant post-production manager
Elsa Rysto .... assistant unit manager
Véronique Troyas .... post-production manager
Michel Vieu .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mallorie Ballestra-Duquesnoy .... third assistant director
Laetitia Cazaux .... trainee assistant director
Olivier Coutard .... first assistant director
Anne Gilles .... second assistant director
Haruyo Yokota .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Vincent Amiel .... construction coordinator
Pauline Gracia .... set dresser
Clotilde Lourd .... first assistant decorator
Galien Malferiol .... carpenter
Thierry Segur .... storyboard artist
Aymeric Vanelle .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Leo Banderet .... boom operator
Sandie Bompar .... dialogue editor
Julie Brenta .... sound editor
Christophe Burdet .... assistant foley artist
Patrick Egreteau .... foley artist
Thomas Gastinel .... boom operator
Vincent Gregorio .... sound assistant
Jean-Pierre Laforce .... sound re-recording mixer
Pierre Picq .... boom operator
Cécile Ranc .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Jérémy B. Caravita .... special effects supervisor
Fabrice Herbet .... special effects makeup
Christophe Pizetta .... special effects makeup
Laetitia Quillery .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Berengere Dominguez .... visual effects coordinator
Thibault Martegani .... digital compositor
Martial Vallanchon .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Francis Auguy .... stunts
Michel Bouis .... stunts
Gilles Cappelletto .... stunts
Antonio Cides .... stunts
Gilles Conseil .... stunt coordinator
Kevin Conseil .... stunts
Sylvain Gabet .... stunts
Jean-Benoit Guillon .... stunts
Michel Julienne .... stunt coordinator
Pascal Lavanchy .... stunt pilot
Christophe Marsaud .... stunts
Audrey Ottaviano .... stunts
Richard Roggero .... stunts
Jean-Charles Rousseau .... stunts
Ksénia Zarouba .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Olivier Abelé .... electrician
Raphael André .... second assistant camera
Aymerick Ansiot .... additional grip
Jean-Christophe Beauvallet .... first assistant camera
Raphael Besson .... electrician
Jean-Marc Dupuy .... key grip
Christophe Duroyaume .... gaffer
Alexandre François .... grip
Olivier Haie .... electrician
Alexandre Lamoisson .... additional grip
Laurent Pouchard .... grip
Jérôme Prébois .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Beatrice Saorin .... casting (original casting)
Stéphanie Teissandier .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Caroline de Tugny .... patina & tint
 
Editorial Department
Gwenaëlle Hubert .... assistant editor
Audrey Kleinclaus .... lab post-production coordinator: Eclairgroup
Laure Meynet .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Vladislav Boyadjiev .... assistant scoring engineer
Vladislav Boyadjiev .... scoring engineer
 
Other crew
Lise Ariotti .... administratrice de production
Corinne Devaux .... choreographer
Bénédicte Kermadec .... script supervisor
Nathalie Nouaili .... location scout (2011)
Manuel Pouet .... location scout
 
Thanks
Olivier Suffert .... thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"L'exercice de l'État" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
115 min
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Certification:
France:U | Germany:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Singapore:R21 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud)

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Politics is a blood sport, 2 September 2014
Author: Bob Taylor (bob998@sympatico.ca) from Canada

The car crash comes out of nowhere, on an abandoned road with no traffic either way: the crazy suddenness of it, the violence leading to a death, it's a tremendous piece of film-making. Editing, camera work and sound all come together impressively.

The film is a bit loose in the narration, there are perhaps too many small roles that don't have much to do with the central characters, but all in all this is a picture that is worth seeing. Olivier Gourmet, whom I have enjoyed in many films over the years, here shows some impressive acting skills. This politician is in trouble: he's got to close some train stations and the union is on his back--in France the unions are much more powerful than in North America. His desire not to make waves runs up against political realities; he's running out of time. Philippe Scholler also wrote the music for the film; it's very evocative.

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