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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.

Director:

Robert Guédiguian

Writers:

Georges-Marc Benamou (book), Georges-Marc Benamou (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Official Sites:

Pathé [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 February 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Mitterrand See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,112,694 (France), 18 February 2005
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Dolby

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Le President's One man show
22 August 2005 | by NzupSee all my reviews

No doubts about it, Michel Bouquet as the late French President, Francois Mitterand, had an excellent performance. It reminds me Bruno Ganz's interpretation of A. Hitler in "Der Untergang" (The Downfall). But, what would have been the movie without him? That is what has disturbed me from the beginning. Antoine Moreau was, to my eyes, everything else but convincing in his role. this could be interpreted as a weakness of the film, as everything looks to have been focused on one and only one character, the old dying Mitterand who is preparing his farewell as president. A little bit of french/European history knowledge might be helpful, but nevertheless, this film is to recommend.


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