The Minister

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The Minister
The Minister.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Pierre Schöller
Produced by André Bouvard
Written by Pierre Schöller
Starring Olivier Gourmet
Cinematography Julien Hirsch
Release dates
  • 21 May 2011 (2011-05-21) (Cannes)
Running time
115 minutes
Country France
Language French

The Minister (French: L'Exercice de l'État) is a 2011 French-Belgian drama film directed by Pierre Schöller.[1] It premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival[2][3] where it won the Un Certain Regard FIPRESCI Award.[4] It received four Magritte Award nominations, winning three, including Best Foreign Film in Coproduction.[5]



  1. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 118. ISBN 978-1908215017. 
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 2011-04-16. 
  3. ^ "Cannes film festival 2011: The full lineup". (London). 2011-04-14. Retrieved 2011-04-16. 
  4. ^ Hopewell, John (2011-05-21). "'Le Havre' win top Fipresci crits' award". Variety. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  5. ^ Leurquin, Anne-Sophie (2 February 2013). "Quatre Magritte pour " A perdre la raison "". Le Soir (in French). Retrieved 3 February 2013. 

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