- 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.
Reviews & features
Quai d'Orsay3 Mar 2014
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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