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2012 | 2011

6 items from 2011


The Conquest (La conquéte) starring Denis Podalydes – trailer review

29 October 2011 8:42 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

The Conquest (La conquéte)

Directed by: Xavier Durringer

Starring: Denis Podalydes, Florence Pernel, Bernard Le Coq

Rating: Unrated

Release Date: November 4, 2011 (limited)

Trailer Score: 7/10

Thoughts by Tsr: Not your typical political film. This cinematic take on the rise of Nicolas Sarkozy seems more satiric and tongue in cheek than other recent American and British political films, like W. or The Deal. He’s a controversial figure in international politics (as any G8 world leader is) and still in office so it seems odd to come at it from that angle. Also, the film seems to focus on the relationship Sarkozy and then wife Cécilia as much as his election campaign. You gotta love the French. Despite or because of the unusual take, I’m interested in this film. I have to wonder what Sarkozy thinks as well.

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- Megan Lehar

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The Conquest movie trailer

19 October 2011 1:36 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out the trailer for The Conquest, starring Denis Podalydès, Florence Pernel and Bernard Le Coq. Xavier Durringer directs and adapts from a script by writer/documentary filmmaker Patrick Rotman. Political journalist Michaël Darmon served as writing consultant. The Conquest is a droll fly on the wall French drama about Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power and was an Official Selection for the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The day is May 6, 2007, France's run-up to the presidential elections. As the French people are getting ready to go to the polls to elect their new president, presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy has shut himself away in his home. Though Sarkozy soon knows he has won the election, he is alone, gloomy and despondent. For hours he has been trying to reach his wife, Cécilia but to no avail. The last five years unfurl before our eyes, recounting Sarkozy's unstoppable »

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The Conquest movie trailer

19 October 2011 1:36 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out the trailer for The Conquest, starring Denis Podalydès, Florence Pernel and Bernard Le Coq. Xavier Durringer directs and adapts from a script by writer/documentary filmmaker Patrick Rotman. Political journalist Michaël Darmon served as writing consultant. The Conquest is a droll fly on the wall French drama about Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power and was an Official Selection for the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The day is May 6, 2007, France's run-up to the presidential elections. As the French people are getting ready to go to the polls to elect their new president, presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy has shut himself away in his home. Though Sarkozy soon knows he has won the election, he is alone, gloomy and despondent. For hours he has been trying to reach his wife, Cécilia but to no avail. The last five years unfurl before our eyes, recounting Sarkozy's unstoppable »

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The Conquest Trailer

19 October 2011 8:22 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Music Box Films has released the first trailer for The Conquest, which opens in New York and Los Angeles on November 11. Click on the video player below for your first look at this drama centering on the 2007 French presidential elections.

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The day is May 6, 2007, France's run-up to the presidential elections. As the French people are getting ready to go to the polls to elect their new president, presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy has shut himself away in his home. Though Sarkozy soon knows he has won the election, he is alone, gloomy and despondent. For hours he has been trying to reach his wife, C&#233cilia but to no avail. The last five years unfurl before our eyes, recounting Sarkozy's unstoppable ascent, riddled with in-party backstabbing, media manipulation, riots, sarcastic confrontations and extra-marital affairs. The Conquest chronicles the volatile right-leaning Sarkozy's startling rise to become »

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Cannes 2011. Out of Competition. "Wu Xia," "Pirates 4," "Bollywood," More

19 May 2011 1:45 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Updated through 5/19.

Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, which opened the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, already has its own entry, of course (and it's still being updated, too), but it's here that I'll collect all that's notably linkable related to the films in the Official Selection yet screening Out of Competition (excluding Special Screenings, which'll have their own upcoming roundup). We already have plenty on Jodie Foster's The Beaver here; and I'm sure Christophe Honoré's Beloved will warrant an entry of its own when it closes the Festival on May 22.

 

"Bursting with light and color, and a torrent of martial arts action both swift and savage (arguably the best that lead actor Donnie Yen has choreographed for years), Wu Xia is coherently developed and stylishly directed by Peter Ho-Sun Chan to provide unashamedly pleasurable popular entertainment," writes Maggie Lee in the Hollywood Reporter, where Karen Chu interviews Chan. »

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President Nicolas Sarkozy’s Biopic La Conquete Gets a Trailer and New Images

3 April 2011 6:07 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It is rare for a president to see his life adapted to the big screen while he is still in office. George W Bush had the honors with Oliver Stone’s W in 2008, and equally controversial French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s political life is now the subject of La Conquête (The Conquest). Described as a thriller, it follows his ambitious rise to power.  La Conquête recounts the events between April 27, 2002 and May 6, 2007 and follows Nicolas Sarkozy’s political career, thirst for power and concludes with his ultimate conquest: the presidency of France. (His other conquest, Carla Bruni, came months later.)  Hit the jump for more details, photos and the trailer. Producers Eric and Nicolas Altmayer initially wanted François Ozon (Swimming Pool, Potiche) to helm the film, but they finally chose Xavier Durringer. Patrick Rotman, a well-known writer of political documentaries, has penned the screenplay. Denis Podalydès dons a wig and plays a very convincing Sarko, »

- Talia Soghomonian

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