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The French Minister (2013)

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113 min | Comedy

Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is tall and impressive, a man with style, attractive to women. He also happens to be the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the land of enlightenment: France. With his silver mane and tanned, athletic body, he ...See moreAlexandre Taillard de Vorms is tall and impressive, a man with style, attractive to women. He also happens to be the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the land of enlightenment: France. With his silver mane and tanned, athletic body, he stalks the world stage, from the floor of the United Nations in New York to the powder keg of Oubanga. There, he calls on the powerful and invokes the mighty to bring peace, to calm the trigger-happy, and to cement his aura of Nobel Peace Prize winner-in-waiting. Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is a force to be reckoned with, waging his own war backed up by the holy trinity of diplomatic concepts: legitimacy, lucidity and efficacy. He takes on American neo-cons, corrupt Russians and money-grabbing Chinese. Perhaps the world doesn't deserve France's magnanimousness, but his art would be wasted if just restricted to home turf. Enter the young Arthur Vlaminck, graduate of the elite National School of Administration, who is hired as head of "language" at the foreign ministry. In other words, he is to write the minister's speeches. But he also has to learn to deal with the sensibilities of the boss and his entourage, and find his way between the private secretary and the special advisers who stalk the corridors of the Quai d'Orsay - the ministry's home - where stress, ambition and dirty dealing are the daily currency. But just as he thinks he can influence the fate of the world, everything seems threatened by the inertia of the technocrats. Written by Sundance Selects See less
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Antonin Baudry (comic book "Quai d'Orsay - Chroniques diplomatiques") | Christophe Blain (comic book "Quai d'Orsay - Chroniques diplomatiques") | Bertrand Tavernier
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Mar 16, 2014 (United States)

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Thierry Lhermitte
Alexandre Taillard de Worms Alexandre Taillard de Worms   See fewer
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Raphaël Personnaz
Arthur Vlaminck Arthur Vlaminck   See fewer
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Niels Arestrup
Claude Maupas Claude Maupas   See fewer
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Bruno Raffaelli
Stéphane Cahut Stéphane Cahut   See fewer
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Julie Gayet
Valérie Dumontheil Valérie Dumontheil   See fewer
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Thomas Chabrol
Sylvain Marquet Sylvain Marquet   See fewer
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Thierry Frémont
Guillaume Van Effentem Guillaume Van Effentem   See fewer
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Marie Bunel
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Jean-Marc Roulot
Bertrand Castela Bertrand Castela   See fewer
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Didier Bezace
Jean-Paul François Jean-Paul François   See fewer
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Jane Birkin
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Renaud Calvet
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Benoît Carré
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François Perrot
Antoine Taillard Antoine Taillard   See fewer
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Michel B. Dupérial
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Muhammad Hirzalla
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Sylvain Saulet
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Christina Crevillén
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Jean-Paul Farré
Hector Marlier Hector Marlier   See fewer
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Loïc Risser
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Karim Dieye
Officiel Oubangais Officiel Oubangais   See fewer
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Emile Feltesse
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6.3 / 10 | 3,026 votes