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The Minister

The Minister

by Pierre Schoeller

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Review: The Minister

Opening or closing one's eyes to events

Political power analysed in a fast-paced thriller. Olivier Gourmet gives a magnificent performance in a film unveiled at Cannes. 

“A thriller-like intensity”

Interview: Pierre Schoeller • Director

“A thriller-like intensity”

A rising star of French cinema, the director talks about his second feature The Minister 

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international title: The Minister
original title: L’Exercice de l’Etat
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Doc & Film International
year: 2011
directed by: Pierre Schoeller
screenplay: Pierre Schoeller
cast: Olivier Gourmet, Michel Blanc, Zabou Breitman, Laurent Stocker, Jacques Boudet

main awards/selection

Cannes 2011Un Certain Regard, FIPRESCI Prize
Hamburg Film Festival 2011
Namur Film Festival 2011
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2011
Cinemania Film Festival (Canada) 2011
New Directors/New Films New York 2012
César 2012Best original screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Michel Blanc), Best Sound
Los Angeles COLCOA Film Festival 2012
Les Magritte du cinéma 2013Best foreign film in coproduction
Bergamo Film Meeting 2013
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