Quai d'Orsay

 
This minister, Alexandre Taillard de Vorms, is a youthful, good-looking, and ambitious man whose energy is often directed in the most inane and futile directions. His long-suffering staff has to clean up the messes left in his wake; meanwhile, a new young speechwriter is given a crash course in how to make sense of the meaningless gibberish that comes from his boss's mouth. Trips to Africa, crises in Ludmenistan, speeches at the UN, and meetings in Berlin rub up against anchovy disputes with the Spanish, while quotes from Heraclitus add a timeless element to the modern political folly. QUAI D'ORSAY is gleeful enjoyment and wicked in intent and effect. (Toronto International Film Festival)

Director's Biography
Bertrand Tavernier, born in 1941, is one of the great masters of French cinema. Tavernier won the BAFTA, a total of four César Awards, and a Golden Bear. QUAI D'ORSAY has been awarded at the Toronto and San Sebastian International Film Festival. Tavernier will receive the Golden Lion for career achievement at the Venice International Film Festival 2015. // Films (selection): L'HORLOGER DE SAINT-PAUL (The Clockmaker of St. Paul, 1974), COUP DE TORCHON (1981), L'APPÂT (The Bait, 1995), LA PRINCESSE DE MONTPENSIER (The Princess of Montpensier, 2010), QUAI D'ORSAY (2013)
European Panorama 2015
Bertrand Tavernier
France 2013
color
113 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Antonin Baudry, Christophe Blain, Bertrand Tavernier, based on the graphic novel by Abel Lanzac
Cinematography Jérôme Alméras
Editing Guy Lecorne
Sound/Sounddesign Olivier Dô Hûu
Music Philippe Sarde
With Thierry Lhermitte, Raphael Personnaz, Niels Arestrup, Anais Demoustier, Julie Gayet
Producer(s) Jerome Seydoux (Pathé Production), Frederic Bourboulon (Little Bear) <br><b>KoproduzentInnen / Co-Producers</b> Valérie Boyer, Romain Le Gran (Pathé Production)
Production
Pathé Production 2 rue Lamennais 75008 Paris France T +33 1 71 72 33 05 F +33 1 71 72 33 10 accueil.distri@pathe.com www.patheinternational.com <br> <b>Koproduktion / Co-Production</b> Little Bear (FR)