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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alexandre Taillard de Worms
... Arthur Vlaminck
... Claude Maupas
Bruno Raffaelli ... Stéphane Cahut
... Valérie Dumontheil
... Marina
... Sylvain Marquet
... Guillaume Van Effentem
... Odile
Marie Bunel ... Martine
Jean-Marc Roulot ... Bertrand Castela
... Nathalie
Didier Bezace ... Jean-Paul François
... Molly Hutchinson
Renaud Calvet ... Ambassadeur France à l'ONU
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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 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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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,800, 23 March 2014, Limited Release

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$3,800, 23 March 2014
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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 »

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Alexandre Taillard de Worms: There are three principles. Responsibility. Effiiciency. Unity.
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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 »

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Symphonie No 9 - Chorale: L'hymne a la joie; 4eme mvt
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by KPM Symphony Orchestra
Published by KPM Music - K Musik
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Brilliant !!!!
4 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Satire as was defined in old Greek plays; was the art to just exaggerate reality and became a critic in itself. You do not need to mock it, or change. Reality is fine in itself.

Quai d' Orsay (or The French Minister ) is the tale of guy who has to make the French Foreign Affairs Minister's speech.

The interesting thing about the movie; is that it never loss focus on where it is going. The guy is just an accessory; the important thing is the absurdity of political events, of Ministers that are only actors and the people behind the scenes that really move everything. Acting are superb. Niels Arestrup gives an Oscar or Cesar deserving performance as the Chief of Staff; the guy that really moves the wires. Thierry Lhermitte as the egomaniac intellectual Minister is equally outstanding.

Let's hope this movie gets a proper release and find a public; because i t is perhaps the best French comedy of the year.


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