Quai d'Orsay Poster

Release Date: March 21st, 2014

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
A new speechwriter must navigate the rough waters of internal politics while trying to compose an important address for his boss, the minister of foreign affairs.

Cast: Thierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz, Niels Arestrup, Julie Gayet, Joséphine de La Baume, Bruno Raffaelli, Anaïs Demoustier, Thomas Chabrol

Director: Bertrand Tavernier

Genres: Drama

Distributors: IFC Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The French Minister boasts robust pacing, screwball-comedy banter and an exuberant central performance. For most American viewers, though, the movie could use footnotes to go with its subtitles. show more

  • Quai d’Orsay zips along at a good clip and benefits from the gruffly benevolent gravity of Arestrup, which offsets the machine-gun pace set by Lhermitte. show more

  • With its broad performances, rapid-fire pacing, and rampant visual and verbal gags, Bernard Tavernier's first out-and-out comedy doesn't try too hard to hide its graphic-novel origins. show more

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