The Minister for Transport, Bertrand Saint-Jean, is woken in the middle of the night by his personal private secretary. A bus has crashed into a ravine. He goes there, he has no choice. Thus begins the odyssey of a State official through an increasingly complex and hostile world. Speed, power struggles, chaos, economic crisis… In the frantic chain of events, one emergency replaces another. What sacrifices are men ready to accept? How long will they last in a State that devours those who serve it?
FIPRESCI Award | Cannes IFF, France, 2011
Best Actor (Olivier Gourmet) | Mar del Plata IFF, Argentina, 2011
Best Supporting Actor (Michel Blanc), Best Script, Best Sound | Cesar Awards, France, 2012
Critics Award | French Syndicat of Cinema Critics, France, 2012
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
Olivier Gourmet, Michel Blanc, Zabou Breitman, Laurent Stocker, Sylvain Deblé
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Born 1961, France. French director and scriptwriter. Has been workin in cinema since 1989.
Deux Amis (1996), Zero Defaut (2002), Versailles (2008), The Minister (2011).