Luxembourg's Foreign Minister takes us on a journey through modern politics
An intimate behind-the-scenes portrait of Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn as he struggles to make the voice of a small country heard in a world marked by major political crises that threaten global peace and prosperity. A sober look at the complex business of international relations. Through remarkable access this crafted doc also offers moments of comic relief in its wry observations on diplomacy and the everyday life of a politician.
In this demanding position one is never off duty, and informal chats soon become politically charged. Indeed, the rapport on a personal and a political level can be hard to untangle. In discussion with EU president Jean Claude Juncker, the conversation moves from the Tour de France to, "so what do you think about Greece?" within the space of a sentence.
As we follow him from Iran, to Russia, to Brussels, to India, the life and work of a Foreign Minister is revealed to be as difficult as it is fascinating. With meticulous cinematography, this crafted documentary lays open the often oblique world of international relations.