The Minister
The Minister

The Minister

Director Pierre Schoeller

Production year 2011

Length 112min.

Country France

SYNOPSIS

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?

Awards

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

Pierre Schoeller
Pierre Schoeller

Director

Producer

Denis Freyd

Script

Pierre Schoeller

Director of Photography

Julien Hirsch

Music by

Pierre Schoeller

Sound

Olivier Hespel

Edit

Laurence Briaud

Cast

Olivier Gourmet, Michel Blanc, Zabou Breitman, Laurent Stocker, Sylvain Deblé

Production company

Archipel 35 52 rue Charlot 75003 Paris

Pierre Schoeller

Born 1961, France. French director and scriptwriter. Has been workin in cinema since 1989.


Filmography

Deux Amis (1996), Zero Defaut (2002), Versailles (2008), The Minister (2011).

FILMS 2012