QUAI D'ORSAY, Saturday, April 5 - 6:15pm

Arthur Vlaminck, a young graduate from the prestigious National School of Administration, thinks he has hit the jackpot with his new job as the speechwriter of the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, the exuberant Alexandre Taillard de Worms. Little does he know that he is stepping into the hellish maze of diplomacy filled with armies of advisors, assistants, a well-attuned to power Chief of staff … and all of them pulling dirty tricks on each other.
Bertrand Tavernier delivers a crazy, fast-paced comedy deriving its rhythm from the script lines, the theatrical gestures and the nervous way he shoots the film in split screens and tracking shots. We never get tired of watching Thierry Lhermitte flail around, slam doors and make everybody’s life miserable. Raphaël Personnaz and Niels Arestrup, to name a few actors, follow his brilliant footsteps.
“A snappy, sharp-witted, graphic novel-inspired satire on the doings at the French Foreign Ministry” (Todd McCarthy).
Give yourself a gift: don’t miss Quai d’Orsay, a hilarious, enjoyable vaudeville exposing what goes behind the scenes of political power.




Copresented by Toronto Comic Arts Festival & The Beguiling






Get your tickets :

For advanced sales (available until midnight, the day before the screening):
Walkup: T.O.TIX*, 1 Dundas Street East, Yonge-Dundas Square, Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

For the screenings of the day:
The Royal, 608 College Street - Every day from March 28 to April 6, starting 1h prior to the screening. Walkup and cash only.

* Service fees on tickets purchased through T.O.TIX
The presence of guests may be subject to last minute changes, which are not Cinéfranco’s responsibility.

Additional Info

  • Director: Bertrand Tavernier
  • Country: France
  • Cast: Thierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz, Niels Arestrup, Bruno Raffaelli, Julie Gayet
  • Language: French (with English subtitles)
  • Runtime: 113 min
  • Year: 2013
  • Nominations: Won Best Supporting Actor (Niel Arestrup) ; Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Julie Gayet) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Bertrand Tavernier, Christophe Blain et Antonin Baudry)
  • Rating: 14A
  • Festivals: Toronto International Film Festival 2013 ; Rendez-vous du cinéma français à Paris 2014 ; San Sebastian International Film Festival 2013 : Best screenplay


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