The Conquest

Rated NR 105 minutes 2011

Denis Podalydès is a lot of fun as French President Nicolas Sarkozy in this political comedy that owes plenty to the likes of Primary Colors. It’s surprising to see a not-altogether-flattering portrayal of a sitting president in a major country, and yet here it is, telling the story of how Sarkozy and his wife, Cécilia (Florence Pernel), were having severe marital problems during his campaigns. That’s actually a big part of the film, which feels a little trivial and mundane at times. Still, it’s cool to watch former President Jacques Chirac (Bernard Le Coq) spewing profanities about Sarkozy, aka “The Energizer Bunny.” It’s a fun peek into the French political system, even if it is mostly a soap opera.

Film Credits

Official Site: www.theconquestmovie.com

Director: Xavier Durringer

Producer: Eric Altmeyer and Nicolas Altmeyer

Cast: Denis Podalydès, Florence Pernel, Bernard Le Coq, Michèle Moretti, Samuel Labarthe, Hippolyte Girardot, Mathias Mlekuz, Grégory Fitoussi, Pierre Cassignard and Emmanuel Noblet

Show Times

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for The Conquest

Add a review

Rating

Select a star to rate.