The French Minister

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The French Minister
Quai d'Orsay (film) - french poster.jpg
French theatrical release poster
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
Produced by Isabelle Kostic Crosley
Written by Christophe Blain
Abel Lanzac
Starring Thierry Lhermitte
Raphaël Personnaz
Niels Arestrup
Julie Gayet
Music by Philippe Sarde
Cinematography Jérôme Alméras
Edited by Guy Lecome
Distributed by Pathé
Release dates
  • 9 September 2013 (2013-09-09) (TIFF)
  • 6 November 2013 (2013-11-06) (France)
Running time
113 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $9.4 million
Box office $11.8 million[1]

The French Minister (French: Quai d'Orsay) is a 2013 French comedy film directed by Bertrand Tavernier. It was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.[2][3] In January 2014, the film received three nominations at the 39th César Awards,[4] with Niels Arestrup winning the award for Best Supporting Actor.[5]


After French yuppie Arthur Vlaminck has graduated at the National School of Administration he joins the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. Vlaminck's ambitious new colleagues try to bully him around while his superior Claude Maupas acts on the other hand rather phlegmatic. Somewhat surprisingly Vlaminck's career gains momentum.


The minister character is based on Dominique de Villepin.[6]


The film includes scenes shot in Berlin, near the Reichstag, Dakar, as a fictional African country, and the United Nations Building in New York.

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  2. ^ "Quai d'Orsay". TIFF. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  3. ^ "Quai d'Orsay". Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  4. ^ "Berenice Bejo, Lea Seydoux, Roman Polanski Among France's Cesar Awards Nominees". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "France's Cesar Awards: 'Me, Myself and Mum' Wins Best Film". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Lemercier, Fabien (27 September 2012). "Bertrand Tavernier to plunge into the secretive Quai d'Orsay". Retrieved 2013-03-25. 

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