Pierre Schöller – L’exercice de l’État AKA The Minister (2011)


French Minister for Transport Bertrand Saint-Jean is woken in the middle of the night by his personal private secretary: a bus has crashed into a ravine, initiating a dark odyssey through a treacherous world for the State official. In staging one man’s effort to occupy the complex spaces of power – between conviction and compromise; command and obedience – Schöller invites us to reflect on one of Michel Foucault’s preoccupations: the minister – a figure half-way between state administrator and religious pastor. (~BFI)
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