The French Minister


French Title: Quai d’Orsay
Genre: Comedy
Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Cast: Thierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz, Niels Arestrup, Julie Gayet
RunTime: 113 min
Country: France
Release: 03/21/2014 in the US
Select Awards: César 2014 Best Supporting Actor – Niels Arestrup (& 2 nominations)

Alexandre Taillard de Worms is tall and magnificent – a dashing man who attracts women and, incidentally, also Minister of Foreign Affairs in the land of the Enlightenment: France. His silver mane and robust athlete’s body are everywhere, from the United Nations tribunal in New York to the powder keg of Oubanga. He admonishes powerful men and invokes the finest minds to bring peace and calm to the trigger-happy – and to justify his chances of a Nobel Prize for cosmic peace.