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Exclusive: Politicians Are Hard At Work Or Hardly Working In Clip From Bertrand Tavernier's 'The French Minister'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2014 10:01 AM
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The French Minister
Acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier has taken audiences everywhere, from the world of American jazz ("Round Midnight") to the drama of the 16th century ("The Princess Of Montpensier"), and his latest finds a new world, behind the closed doors of the political sphere. And in the comedic "The French Minister," no one is spared.

Watch: Martin Scorsese's Cameo In Bertrand Tavernier's 'Round Midnight'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2012 1:05 PM
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Here's a bit of an '80s rewind for you to start your week. While Martin Scorsese is no stranger to popping up in the front of the camera from time to time, the appearances are usually brief, but here's a look at something a little meatier. The director took a very small part in Bertrand Tavernier's 1986 film "Round Midnight." The 1950s-set film stars jazz legend Dexter Gordon as a fading musician who heads to Paris in a last attempt to revitalize his career in the face of alcoholism and personal woes. Scorsese plays a crooked former New York City club manager whose good intentions aren't what they seem. Jazz heads should take note that Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard and more make appearances.

Review: 'The Princess Of Montpensier' Tries To Find Some New Notes In A Familiar Period Piece

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • April 14, 2011 4:16 AM
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There's a certain stigma attached to period pieces; a preconceived notion that the film at hand will be elegant, beautiful, and excessively boring. Of course, a stereotype doesn't just come from anywhere, and those that decide to judge a movie by its poster may not be so far off in their hasty dismissal.

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