The Conquest

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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. read more
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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, 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.

Original Release

05/18/2011

US Release

11/11/2011

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Cast

Denis Podalydès Nicolas Sarkozy
Florence Pernel Cécilia Sarkozy
Bernard Le Coq Jacques Chirac
Hippolyte Girardot Claude Guéant
Samuel Labarthe Dominique de Villepin
Gregory Fitoussi Laurent Solly
Mathias Mlekuz Franck Louvrier
Michèle Moretti Bernadette Chirac
Emmanuel Noblet Bruno Le Maire
Pierre Cassignard Frédéric Lefèbvre
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Xavier Durringer

Writers

Patrick Rotman, Xavier Durringer

Cast

Denis Podalydès Nicolas Sarkozy
Florence Pernel Cécilia Sarkozy
Bernard Le Coq Jacques Chirac
Hippolyte Girardot Claude Guéant
Samuel Labarthe Dominique de Villepin
Gregory Fitoussi Laurent Solly
Mathias Mlekuz Franck Louvrier
Michèle Moretti Bernadette Chirac
Emmanuel Noblet Bruno Le Maire
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
Laurent Olmedo Philippe Ridet
Vincent Jouan Caméraman France 2
Laurent Claret Philippe Rondot
Fabrice Cals Michaël Darmon
Bruno Lopez Jean-François Achilli

Producers

Editors

Catherine Schwartz

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