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 ...
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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
The storyline of this film is really inconsequential, what is important here is the strange inner trip into the high sphere of political power in France. We've all heard that power corrupts. In this films, it does not so much corrupts as corrodes. The compromissions, the betrayals small and large, the disasters. In the middle of the movie there is a very important scene that takes everyone by surprise. The scene is violent, very real, astonishing, yet full of symbols. I loved the civil servant played by Michel Blanc. I think this is the role of his life.
I don't want to say more because I do not want to spoil the film. In my opinion this is a very unusual masterpiece. Special mention for the sound editing.
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