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The Minister - © Jérôme Prébois

The Minister

A Feature film by Pierre Schoeller

Produced by Archipel 35 / Archipel 33

Release in France : 26/10/2011


    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?



    The Minister

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    Actors (20)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Co-production :

    France 3 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Doc & Film International

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    Photos (12)

    Full credits (17)

    Executive Producer :

    Denis Freyd

    Foreign producers :

    Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Delphine Tomson

    Line Producer :

    André Bouvard

    Director of Photography :

    Julien Hirsch

    Editor :

    Laurence Briaud

    Continuity supervisor :

    Bénédicte Kermadec

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Schoeller

    Choreographer :

    Corinne Devaux

    Sound Mixer :

    Jean-Pierre Laforce

    Assistant Director :

    Olivier Coutard

    Sound Recordist :

    Olivier Hespel

    Screenwriter :

    Pierre Schoeller

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Marie-Christine Damiens

    Sound editors :

    Julie Brenta, Cécile Ranc

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Marc Tran Tan Ba

    Casting :

    Aurélie Guichard

    Costume designer :

    Pascaline Chavanne

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    Feature film

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    France, Belgium

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    Majority French (France, Belgium)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 52 min

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    Posters (3)


    News (14)

    Selections (30)

    Istanbul Film Festival - 2012

    Istanbul Film Festival (Turkey , 2012)


    From the World of Festivals

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2012

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2012)

    Selection (13)

    Best Director : Pierre Schoeller

    Best Production Design : Jean-Marc Tran Tan Ba

    Best Actor : Olivier Gourmet

    Best Supporting Actor : Michel Blanc

    Best Film

    Best Original Screenplay : Pierre Schoeller

    Best Original Music : Philippe Schoeller

    Best Sound : Olivier Hespel

    Best Sound : Julie Brenta

    Best Sound : Jean-Pierre Laforce

    Best Cinematography : Julien Hirsch

    Best Editing : Laurence Briaud

    Best Supporting Actress : Zabou Breitman

    Mar Del Plata International Film Festival - 2011

    Mar Del Plata International Film Festival (Argentina, 2011)


    International Competition

    CINEMANIA Francophone Film Festival - 2011

    CINEMANIA Francophone Film Festival (Canada, 2011)


    Official Selection

    Awards (3)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2012

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2012)

    Awards (3)

    César Award for Best Sound : Julie Brenta, Olivier Hespel, Jean-Pierre Laforce

    César Award for Best Supporting Actor : Michel Blanc

    César Award for Best Original Screenplay : Pierre Schoeller

    French Syndicate of Cinema Critics - 2011

    French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (2011)


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    Presskit (2)