L’EXERCICE DE L’ETAT

THE MINISTER

(L’exercice de l’etat)

 byPierre Schoeller(2011)

Wednesday 16th November, 6pm @ Alliance Française de Kotte

Free of charge and open to the public, it will be screened at 6.00 pm on Wednesday 16th November 2016 at the main hall of Alliance Française de Kotte, Colombo 05.

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Synopsis

Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully. He has no choice but to go to the scene of the accident. Thus begins the odyssey of a politician in a world that is increasingly more complex and hostile. Speed, power struggles, chaos, economic crisis… Everything follows in quick succession and clashes. Emergencies follow on each other’s heels.

Awards and nominations

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Cannes Film Festival 2011

Won – FIPRESCI PrizeUn Certain Regard :Pierre Schoeller

César Awards, France 2012

Best SupportingActor (Meilleur acteur dans un second rôle) : Michel Blanc

Best Original Screenplay (Meilleurscénario original): Pierre Schoeller

Best Sound (Meilleur son) : Olivier Hespel, Julie Brenta,Jean-Pierre Laforce

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics 2012

Critics Award: Best film

 Lumiere Awards, France 2012

Best Screenplay (Meilleurscénario):Pierre Schoeller

NominatedCésar

Best Actor (Meilleur acteur) :Olivier Gourmet

Best SupportingActress (Meilleure actrice dans un second rôle) :ZabouBreitman
CPH PIX 2012

Nominated: Politiken’s Audience AwardPierre Schoeller

“L’exercice de l’etat”(2011)est un film lucide, intelligent et finalement rassurant par son absence de caricature. …- Aubamapa”

“The minister “(2011) is a lucid, intelligent and ultimately reassuring film by its absence of 

caricature.… – Aubamapa”

Situated at No 11, KeppetipolaMawatha in Colombo 05, the Alliance Française de KOTTE is the ONLY official French language and cultural centre in the Colombo City. It is the preferred choice of all Sri Lankans, across all ages, who wish to learn the French language, with certification and diplomas fully recognized by France.

The Alliance Française de KOTTE is fully affiliated to the Fondation Alliance Française in Paris and enjoys the total patronage of the Government of France and the Embassy of France in Sri Lanka and Maldives.Theonly branches of Alliance Française are Alliance Française de Kandy, Alliance Française de Matara/Annex de Galle, Alliance Française de Jaffna and Alliance Française de Maldives.

Un film de Pierre Schöller (France, 2011)
Un film de Pierre Schöller (France, 2011)

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