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The French Minister (2013)

Quai d'Orsay (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 6 November 2013 (France)
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Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is tall and impressive, a man with style, attractive to women. He also happens to be the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the land of enlightenment: France. With ... See full summary »



(as Antonin Baudry), | 3 more credits »
3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Vlaminck
Claude Maupas
Bruno Raffaelli ...
Stéphane Cahut
Valérie Dumontheil
Sylvain Marquet
Thierry Frémont ...
Guillaume Van Effentem
Marie Bunel ...
Jean-Marc Roulot ...
Bertrand Castela
Didier Bezace ...
Jean-Paul François
Molly Hutchinson
Renaud Calvet ...
Ambassadeur France à l'ONU


Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is tall and impressive, a man with style, attractive to women. He also happens to be the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the land of enlightenment: France. With his silver mane and tanned, athletic body, he stalks the world stage, from the floor of the United Nations in New York to the powder keg of Oubanga. There, he calls on the powerful and invokes the mighty to bring peace, to calm the trigger-happy, and to cement his aura of Nobel Peace Prize winner-in-waiting. Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is a force to be reckoned with, waging his own war backed up by the holy trinity of diplomatic concepts: legitimacy, lucidity and efficacy. He takes on American neo-cons, corrupt Russians and money-grabbing Chinese. Perhaps the world doesn't deserve France's magnanimousness, but his art would be wasted if just restricted to home turf. Enter the young Arthur Vlaminck, graduate of the elite National School of Administration, who is hired as head of "language" at the ... Written by Sundance Selects

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Release Date:

6 November 2013 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The French Minister  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,800 (USA) (23 March 2014)


$3,800 (USA) (23 March 2014)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The character played by Sonia Rolland is nicknamed "Miss Angoulême". Actually, Sonia Rolland has been Miss Bourgogne in 1999, then Miss France in 2000. See more »


Alexandre Taillard de Worms: We mustn't fear the flame. I shall enter the flame. I'll become the flame.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the end credits, the following sentence appears: "Aucune porte du Quai d'Orsay n'a été blessée ni maltraitée lors du tournage." which could be translated: "No doors of the Quai d'Orsay were harmed or mistreated in the making of this film." See more »


Dynamite Behind You
Music by Bertrand Burgalat and lyrics by April March
Performed by Joël Daydé (Vocals and Slide Guitar) and April March (vocals), Hervé Boutard (Drum), Stéphane Salvi (Guitar)
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5 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When this movie's good, it's fantastic. Then again, when it's bad, it's overlong, faintly chauvinistic and most definitely thicker than two short planks. But don't get me wrong. It has a lot to recommend it. From an action point of view, this movie's about as much fun as you can have with your pants still on. I mean okay, the movie doesn't give its audience any credit for intelligence, utilising a paper-thin plot to lead us about like a blind man, and the entire cast is really just left to sit around and look pretty. We're getting force-fed bad movies these days and you instantly forget them when you leave the theatre, so it's nice to see a film that doesn't care if you like it or not. You won't be forgetting it in a hurry. It's worth your time.

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