Archive Cinema City 2012.

The Conquest

La Conquete

Genre: Drama
Country: France
Year: 2011
Duration: 110 min

Director: Xavier Durringer
Scenario: Xavier Durringer, Patrick Rotman

Cast: Denis Podalydes, Florence Pernel, Bernard Le Coq, Hippolyte Girardot, Samuel Labarthe

Programme selection: Exit Point

Out of Competition - Opening Film

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May 6, 2007, while the French prepare to elect their new president, Nicolas Sarkozy, convinced of his victory, remains shut up at home in a bathrobe, gloomy and demoralized. 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 Sarkozy's irresistable rise, a rise riddled with crooked dealings, angry outbursts and confrontations behind the scenes. The conquest: the story of a man who gains power and loses his wife.

Festivals: Cannes (Out of competition)


The Conquest (2011), Chok-Dee (2005), J'irai au paradis car l'enfer est ici (1997), Sidestroke (1993)