LE TIGRE ET LE PRÉSIDENT directed by Jean-Marc Peyrefitte is set to be in cinemas on November 25 following its Canadian premiere at the Cinemania festival on November 6 and 8. Starring André Dussollier and Jacques Gamblin, THE LE TIGRE ET LE PRESIDENT looks back at the controversial election of Georges Clemenceau against French President Paul Deschanel who, victim of an anxiety-depressive state, fell from a night train in May 1920 and resigned from the Élysée in September of the same year. 

1920, the Roaring Twenties. Georges Clemenceau has just lost the presidential election to the unknown Paul Deschanel, an idealist who wants to change the country. But one evening the latter falls from a train and vanishes. In the early morning, France is looking for its president, a golden opportunity for Le Tigre Clemenceau…

Inspired by real events, LE TIGER ET LE PRESIDENT is Jean-Marc Peyrefitte’s first feature film. For the filming, the filmmaker had access to privileged sets such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the interior scenes, the Congress of Versailles, as well as the Elysée for the exterior scenes. The film also marks the first reunion of Jacques Gamblin and André Dussollier since Les Enfants du marais in 1999.