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The Conquest (2011) More at IMDbPro »La conquête (original title)

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The Conquest -- Denis Podalydès delivers a witty yet commanding portrayal of Nicolas Sarkozy and his rise to the French presidency. The film depicts the future president of France as a bold and unashamed virtuoso of political combat.
The Conquest -- A look at French president Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power.

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Director:
Writers:
Patrick Rotman (screenplay)
Xavier Durringer (adaptation)
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Release Date:
18 May 2011 (Belgium) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The man behind the woman behind the man.
Plot:
A look at French president Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Denis Podalydès ... Nicolas Sarkozy
Florence Pernel ... Cécilia Sarkozy
Bernard Le Coq ... Jacques Chirac
Michèle Moretti ... Bernadette Chirac
Samuel Labarthe ... Dominique de Villepin
Emmanuel Noblet ... Bruno Le Maire

Hippolyte Girardot ... Claude Guéant
Mathias Mlekuz ... Franck Louvrier

Grégory Fitoussi ... Laurent Solly
Pierre Cassignard ... Frédéric Lefèbvre
Dominique Besnehard ... Pierre Charon
Michel Bompoil ... Henri Guaino
Saïda Jawad ... Rachida Dati
Gérard Chaillou ... Jean-Louis Debré
Nicolas Moreau ... Pierre Giacometti
Yann Babilée ... Richard Attias (as Yann Babilée Keogh)
Fabrice Cals ... Michaël Darmon
Laurent Olmedo ... Philippe Ridet
Bruno López ... Jean-François Achilli
Jean-Pierre Léonardini ... Bruno Jeudy
Laurent Claret ... Philippe Rondot
Dominique Daguier ... Jean-Louis Gergorin
Vincent Jouan ... Caméraman France 2
Frédéric Barbe ... Ingénieur du son France 2 (as Frédéric Duff Barbé)
Marine Royer ... Delphine Byrka
Monica Abularach ... Elodie Grégoire
Patrick Rotman ... Présentateur TV
Ellie Tardy ... Journaliste blonde
Lyré Gonty ... Hôtesse Fouquet's
Ghislaine Pons ... Ouvrière usine
Philippe Maymat ... Garde du corps Nicolas Sarkozy
Frédéric Piatti ... Garde du corps Nicolas Sarkozy
Christophe Thuillier ... Garde du corps Nicolas Sarkozy
Cyrille De Bréville ... Garde du corps Nicolas Sarkozy
Marco Bella ... Garde du corps Nicolas Sarkozy
Nicolas Pucheu ... Garde du corps Nicolas Sarkozy
Cyril Vendola ... Garde du corps Nicolas Sarkozy
Philippe Scaglia ... Garde du corps Nicolas Sarkozy
Xavier Fillol ... Garde du corps Nicolas Sarkozy
Bernard Molmy ... Huissier Élysée
Jean-Pierre Rupp ... Huissier Élysée

Jean Miez ... Photographe
Dominique Tufano ... Le commissaire
Isabelle Auvray ... Conseillère Sarkozy
Marina Fonteneau ... Conseillère Villepin
Bob Sanzey ... Conseiller Chirac
Agnès Parmentier ... Assistante Pierre Giacometti
Jérémie Fontaine ... Louis Sarkozy
Gabrielle Atger ... La fille de Cécilia Sarkozy
Stéphane Roquet ... Vigile Fouquet's
Mireille Vandekerkhove ... Femme Fouquet's
Patricia Verneau ... Jeune femme blonde piscine
Jean-François Grammes ... Technicien régie
Sylvie Raspail ... Hôtesse de l'air
Aurélien Théreaux ... Commandant de bord
Jérôme Bézier ... Pilote Zodiac
Stéphane Guérineau ... Pilote Zodiac
Jean-Luc Guérineau ... Pilote Zodiac
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anne Sophie Level ... Assistante Richard Attias (as Anne-Sophie Level)
Julie Baronnie ... amie de Cécilia (uncredited)
Eric Moreau ... Un ouvrier usine visité par Sarko en 2005 (uncredited)
Christophe Rouzaud ... Un ouvrier usine visité par Sarko en 2005 (uncredited)

Directed by
Xavier Durringer 
 
Writing credits
Patrick Rotman (screenplay)

Xavier Durringer (adaptation)

Patrick Rotman (dialogue) &
Xavier Durringer (dialogue)

Produced by
Eric Altmayer .... producer
Nicolas Altmayer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nicola Piovani 
 
Cinematography by
Gilles Porte 
 
Film Editing by
Catherine Schwartz 
 
Casting by
Françoise Menidrey 
 
Art Direction by
Eric Durringer 
 
Costume Design by
Jürgen Doering  (as Jurgen Doering)
 
Makeup Department
Virginie Berland .... wigs
Dominique Colladant .... special makeup effects artist
Virginie Duranteau .... key hair stylist
Arnaud Guelle .... hair stylist
Anne Moralis .... wig maker
Liliane Rametta .... key makeup artist
Liliane Rametta .... makeup designer
Catherine Vrignaud .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
François-Xavier Bazin .... production manager
Violaine Chain .... executive in charge of business and legal affairs
Patricia Colombat .... post-production manager
Alain Dominiecki .... assistant production supervisor
Marie-Paule Ester .... assistant production supervisor
Stéphanie Jossec .... assistant unit manager
François Lebourg .... assistant unit manager
Chantal Malrat .... production supervisor
Marie-Jeanne Pascal .... production manager
Hélène Pruvost .... assistant chief of production
Julien Rambaud .... unit production manager
Philippe Raulin .... assistant post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elise Durel .... trainee assistant director
Chaouki El Ofir .... trainee assistant director
Maurad Kara .... second assistant director
Pier Francesco Paredes Choto .... second assistant director
Ambre Valade .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Eric Braye .... property master
Kamel Chetouane .... assistant art director
Nicolas Contre .... property master
Nicolas Contre .... set dresser
Cécilia Duhamel .... on-set dresser
Xavier Floris .... assistant art director
Edo Husakovic .... assistant property master
Enrico Pittiglio .... painter
Manuel Poulain .... carpenter
Vincent Stupar .... assistant art director
Pierre Zouaoui .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Fabien Adelin .... foley and adr recordist
Julien Baissat .... foley artist assistant
Olivier Burgaud .... boom operator
Pascal Dedeye .... foley artist
Alexis Feodoroff .... sound mix technician
Gabriel Hafner .... dialogue editor
Clément Laforce .... assistant sound
François Musy .... sound re-recording mixer
Zacharie Naciri .... adr boom operator
Guillaume Sciama .... sound
Antoine Trameçon .... assistant foley recordist
 
Special Effects by
Philippe Alleton .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Laurent Brett .... main title designer
David Danesi .... visual effects producer
Vincent Leroy .... visual effects coordinator
Amandine Moulinet .... coordinator: vfx
Romain Moussel .... digital artist
Alexandre Pluquet .... title designer
Gregory Tournier .... visual effects coordinator
Sofi Vaillant .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Victor Abadia .... electrician
Timothée Anciaux .... grip
François Berroir .... gaffer
Mathieu Caudroy .... steadicam operator
Sébastien Fanchault .... grip
Philippe Janois .... grip
Emilie de la Hosseraye .... still photographer
Samuel Lahu .... second assistant camera
Boris Lévy .... grip
Simon Maggiolo .... key grip
Philippe Porte .... gaffer
Simon Roche .... camera trainee
Rodolphe Soucaret .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Franzo Curcio .... extras casting assistant
Martin Rougier .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie-José Alvarez .... wardrobe supervisor
Jérémy Barré .... costume assistant
Valérie Cutter .... costume assistant
Charlotte Lebourgeois .... costume assistant
Laure Villemer .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Mathilde Delacroix .... colorist
Raphaëlle Dufosset .... digital dailies colorist: Eclair
Clément Guégan .... digital conformation
Camille Langlais .... assistant editor
Guillaume Lauras .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Gabriele Conti .... score engineer assistant
Valérie Lindon .... music supervisor
Cristina Piovani .... music executive producer
 
Other crew
Marie Barré .... location scout
Nicolas Carchenilla .... assistant unit manager
Michael Darmon .... advisor
Marie-Paule Ester .... production assistant
Carole Fevre .... script supervisor
Yann Le Borgne .... location scout
Alexandre Pluquet .... title designer
Jean-Baptiste Pouilloux .... making-of (as Jean Baptiste Pouilloux)
Felipe Salazar .... assistant location manager
 
Thanks
Marie Deroudille .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La conquête" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
105 min
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Certification:
Canada:14A (Ontario) | France:U | Netherlands:AL | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | USA:Not Rated
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Specific in looks or in contents?, 10 August 2011
Author: Jan Willem Wilkens from Alkmaar, Netherlands

A president's rise to power. But I don't think it is very typical for Sarkozy. These are the motions for all political flyer's. (Obama is probably the same kind of bitch when the lights and cameras are off) Therefore it is very easy to ridicule especially Sarkozy. And besides bringing us actors who look like and act like factual persons we never know whether the dialogs is truthful or whether all actions really took place. That makes this film an easy way out for all parties: makers and viewers. But it also provides us with a film that is no drama. It is all puppet play. Having said that, the acting is good and the film is funny at times. With some nice camera-work, especially during the big election events.

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