Quai d'Orsay

Quai d'Orsay
  • 2013
  • France
  • 1h 53min
  • Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier
  • Cast: Thierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz, Niels Arestrup
  • Language: French

Diplomat Arthur (Personnaz) is hired to write a speech for the French foreign minister (Lhermitte) to deliver at the UN, but it proves unexpectedly tricky. Tavernier's adaptation of a cult French comic book is overly talky, feeling more like a radio play than a film, and the characters are too lightly sketched.

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Quai d'Orsay

3 Mar 20142 stars

Bertrand Tavernier's political satire is hard work for non-francophiles

French director Bertrand Tavernier has a back catalogue of excellent films, including Death Watch and A Sunday in the Country. His films are rarely self-referential but address social issues, and it's easy to see why he'd want to make a political…

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