L'exercice De L'etat
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L'exercice De L'etat
A career politician walks a tightrope between ethics and ambition in this drama from filmmaker Pierre Schoeller. Bertrand Saint-Jean (Oliver Gourmet) is the French Minister of Transportation, a man who entered his career in public service as an idealist intending to use his position to help others and serve the people with honor. Years later, Saint-Jean has come to view politics as a matter of image and gamesmanship, and while he strives to rise above the more corrupt aspects of his profession, he's a man who often looks to how an action will benefit himself rather than the people. As… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Dry as a cabernet sauvignon"
‑ Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com
"Saint-Jean may be able to laugh off a woman's rage at the government's ineptitude and apparent cluelessness, but that's not so easy for the rest of us."
‑ Elise Nakhnikian, Slant Magazine
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