The Minister (2011)

Drama
 / 
115 min.
Plot  As part of a reform of the budget, the French government plans to privatize some train stations. Transport minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is supposed to be a major actor of this reform, but neither he nor his friend and assistant Gilles approves the plan. Popular opinion also disapproves of privatization.

However, Bertrand doesn't want to oppose the Prime Minister. While his staff oppose the reform, Bertrand hopes the President will provide a watered-down reform to end popular protest. The Prime Minister promises the first step will only consist of five secondary train stations. Bertrand suffers so much from pressure that he has a nightmare in which he commits suicide after reading the five stations are the most prestigious in all of France.

Finally, when Bertrand thought all his staff would abandon him, Gilles ensures him he will stay to help Bertrand negotiate the reform into something acceptable.

In the end, the President intervenes himself to arbitrate. But...
  

Director(s)

Cast

Olivier Gourmet
Bertrand Saint
Michel Blanc
Gilles
Zabou Breitman
Pauline
Jacques Boudet
Senator Juillet
Arly Jover
Severine Saint

Others

All Titles

L'exercice de l'État
French Original Title
The Minister
English Title

Release Dates

Country

France
Belgium

Language

French

Updates

Onur added L'exercice de l'État (2011) to watchlist / 11.05.2019


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