Big decisions are simple, that's why the mechanics behind them must be complicated.
"So you have no vision?" As the film sees it, vision is the sum of politicians' reactions to media-reactions to events or their accions. A vision is an image of a person, a biography, which, of course, is also built by media. The main character doesn't have a vision, yet, doesn't eblong in the fancy aristocratic decors and his only legitimation there is his team of specialists.
With a lot of dialog over almost 2 hours, “The Minister” is what it is, and doesn’t really want to show anything more than a man’s obsessed dedication to his image and career. Full review and rating: http://www.alwayswatchgoodmovies.blogspot.pt/2012/08/the-minister-2011.html
Marvellous film that balances both an interesting portrait of the eponymous main character and political satire/commentary blended with odd sequences that border on the surreal. The soundtrack was also excellent and really created and riveting atmosphere. Olivier Gourmet really nails a difficult character and makes him a man of opposite extremes. A must see!