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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

main awards/selection

Cannes 2011 Un 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 2012 Best original screenplay
Best Supporting Actor (Michel Blanc)
Best Sound
Los Angeles COLCOA Film Festival 2012 
Les Magritte du cinéma 2013 Best foreign film in coproduction
Bergamo Film Meeting 2013 
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