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The Conquest

The Conquest

The Conquest

cast: Denis Podalydès, Florence Pernel, Bernard le Coq, Hippolyte Girardot, Samuel Labarthe

year: 2010

colour: yes

certificate: -15

director: Xavier Durringer

runtime: 105

May 6, 2007, the second round of the French presidential elections. While the French prepare to elect their new president, Nicolas Sarkozy, convinced of his victory, remains shut up at home. All day, he tries to get hold of his wife Cécilia, who is avoiding him.

The five years that have just passed unfold: they recount the story of a man who gains power and loses his wife. Writer-director Xavier Durringer’s chronicle of President Nicolas Sarkozy's ascent to power, caused a media scrum in France.


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