Wednesday, October 29 - 7:30pm
At Alliance Française auditorium
"Quai d'Orsay" ("The French Minister") directed by Bertrand Tavernier
1h53 - 2013 - Comedy- Politics - with English subtitles - PG
Stay after the movie for the discussion !
This movie is a political satire featuring Alexandre Taillard de Vorms (Thierry Lhermitte), the French foreign minister, who is always up for consorting with the powerful in order to consolidate his nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Arthur Vlaminck (Raphael Personnaz) is a young academic whom Taillard has given the job of master of ''the language'', which turns out to be a grandiose title for his speechwriter. Vlaminck soon finds out that Taillard is by no means an easy man for whom to work. The minister makes him re-write his speeches multiple times on the basis of his wildly inconsistent political values.
The only voice of clarity throughout the chaos of incompetence and flying paper is Claude Maupus (Niels Arestrup), the chief of staff.
" While it would be easy to dismiss “Quai” as “too French” for foreign export, there are many virtues here for which no translation is needed — chiefly, Thierry Lhermitte’s hilarious central perf as a vain politico who abounds with the rubbery grace of a Tex Avery cartoon character. "- Variety