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La conquête (2011)

Not Rated | | Biography | 18 May 2011 (France)
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A look at French president Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power.

Director:

Xavier Durringer

Writers:

Patrick Rotman (screenplay), Xavier Durringer (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denis Podalydès ... Nicolas Sarkozy
Florence Pernel ... Cécilia Sarkozy
Bernard Le Coq Bernard Le Coq ... Jacques Chirac
Michèle Moretti Michèle Moretti ... Bernadette Chirac
Samuel Labarthe ... Dominique de Villepin
Emmanuel Noblet Emmanuel Noblet ... Bruno Le Maire
Hippolyte Girardot ... Claude Guéant
Mathias Mlekuz Mathias Mlekuz ... Franck Louvrier
Grégory Fitoussi ... Laurent Solly
Pierre Cassignard Pierre Cassignard ... Frédéric Lefèbvre
Dominique Besnehard Dominique Besnehard ... Pierre Charon
Michel Bompoil Michel Bompoil ... Henri Guaino
Saïda Jawad Saïda Jawad ... Rachida Dati
Gérard Chaillou Gérard Chaillou ... Jean-Louis Debré
Nicolas Moreau Nicolas Moreau ... Pierre Giacometti
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A look at French president Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power.

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The man behind the woman behind the man.

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Biography

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 May 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

De Nicolas a Sarkozy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,273, 13 November 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$68,479, 26 February 2012
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gaumont,Mandarin Films,Canal+ See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

François Cluzet was originally slated to play Sarkozy, and Lambert Wilson to play Dominique de Villepin. But they both backed out and were replaced by Denis Podalydès and Samuel Labarthe. See more »

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Specific in looks or in contents?
10 August 2011 | by jéwéSee all my reviews

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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