The Minister (French: L'Exercice de l'État)
Director: Pierre Schoeller
Year: 2011 / Duration: 1h55min / Genre: Comedy, Drama/ Language French
Cast: Olivier Gourmet, Michel Blanc, Zabou Breitman, Sylvain Deblé, Didier and Laurent Stocker Bezace
The Minister is a 2011 French-Belgian drama film directed by Pierre Schöller
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?
Schoeller won three Césars 2012 with this virtuoso movie: Best Screenplay, Best Sound and Best Supporting Actor for Michel Blanc.
Movie times: Wednesday, February 24, 19h, Cinema Boujloud
Thursday, February 25, 19h, Cultural Complex Al Houria