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Quai d'Orsay - © Etienne George

Quai d'Orsay

A Feature film by Bertrand Tavernier

Produced by Little Bear, Pathé Production

Release in France : 06/11/2013


    Alexandre Taillard de Worms is tall, magnificent, a dashing man attractive to women and, incidentally, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the land of the Enlightenment: France. His silver mane and his robust athlete's body are everywhere, from the United Nations tribunal in New York to the powder keg of Oubanga. He admonishes powerful men and invokes the finest minds in order to bring peace and calm the trigger-happy - and to justify his aura of a future Nobel prize for cosmic peace.
    Alexandre Taillard de Worms is a powerful thinker, fighting with the back up of the holy trinity of diplomatic concepts: legitimacy, lucidity and efficiency. He fights against American neo-conservatists, corrupt Russians, and greedy Chinese. Although the world doesn't deserve France's generosity of spirit, Taillard de Worms' art feels cramped within the nation's borders. Arthur Vlaminck, a young academic preparing his PhD, is hired by the minister. To put it plainly, he must write the great man's speeches. But first he must learn how to deal with the prince's moods and his entourage, forging a place between his cabinet director and advisers who haunt the Quai d'Orsay, where stress, ambition and underhand tactics are all part of operations. Just when he glimpses the world's fate, he is threatened by the technocrats' inertia.

    Actors (15)

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    Executive Producers :

    Little Bear, Pathé Production

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Films (ex Pathé Distribution)

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

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    Pathé Films (ex Pathé Distribution)

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    Executive Producers :

    Frédéric Bourboulon, Jérôme Seydoux

    Authors of original work :

    Abel Lanzac, Christophe Blain

    Screenwriters :

    Bertrand Tavernier, Christophe Blain, Antonin Baudry

    Director of Photography :

    Jérôme Alméras

    Production Manager :

    François Hamel

    Editor :

    Guy Lecorne

    Production Designer :

    Emile Ghigo

    Casting :

    Bertrand Tavernier, Laure Prevost

    Sound Mixer :

    Olivier Dô Hûu

    Assistant director :

    Laure Prevost

    Associate Producer :

    Florian Genetet-Morel

    Co-producers :

    Valérie Boyer, Romain Le Grand

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Marie Blondel

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Cédric Landemaine

    Continuity supervisor :

    Françoise Thouvenot

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Sarde

    Costume designer :

    Caroline de Vivaise

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    1 h 53 min

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    Dolby 5.1

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