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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 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 President of France and the emotional and psychological stakes involving the conquest of power. On the day the diminutive Sarkozy conquered his ultimate ambition, his wife, who for twenty years had struggled to pull the man she loved from the shadow into the light, walked out on him for another man.*Note: Film is presented in French with English subtitles.

  • Release date:November 11, 2011

Cast

Denis Podalydès
as Nicolas Sarkozy
Florence Pernel
as Cecilia Sarkozy
Bernard Le Coq
as Jacques Chirac
Samuel Labarthe
as Dominique De Villepin
Hippolyte Girardot
as Claude Guéant
Dominique Besnehard
as Pierre Charron
Michèle Moretti
as Bernadette Chirac
Michel Bompoil
as Henri Guaino
Gerard Chaillou
as Jean-Louis Debré
Nicolas Moreau
as Pierre Giacometti

Crew

Xavier Durringer
Director
Nicolas Altmayer
Producer
Eric Altmayer
Producer
Patrick Rotman
Screenwriter
Xavier Durringer
Screenwriter
Xavier Durringer
Adaptation by
Gilles Porte
Cinematographer
Nicola Piovani
Composer (Music Score)
Catherine Schwartz
Editor
Eric Durringer
Production Designer
Eric Durringer
Set Designer
Jorgen Doering
Costume Designer
Gabriel Hafner
Sound/Sound Designer
Guillaume Sciama
Sound/Sound Designer
Marie-Jeanne Pascal
Production Manager
Françoise Menidrey
Casting Director
Carole Fevre
Script Supervisor
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