Quai d’Orsay (Sept. 23)

Tuesday, Sept 23, 7:00pm in Greene Hall, room 239

Quai d’Orsay (2013, 113 minutes, French with English subtitles)

     Based on a popular graphic novel by Christophe Blain and Abel Lanzac, Bertrand Tavernier’s film is a farce centering on France’s former Foreign and Prime Minister, Dominique de Villepin.  Quai d’Orsay (which refers to the location of the French Foreign Ministry in Paris) is the story of Arthur (Raphael Personnaz), an idealistic young academic who comes to work for the film’s Villepin stand-in, Foreign Minister Alexandre Taillard de Vorms (Thierry Lhermitte). Arthur is hired to be “head of language” and soon finds himself toiling over texts that his boss glances at and discards while dispensing only the most cryptic feedback.  Tavernier’s first out and out comedy.  (France 24.com).  Presented by Justine Buisson, Department of Romance Languages

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