The Conquest

Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  110 min.
Release Date: September 9, 2011 (limited)
DVD: December 20, 2011

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Cast: Denis Podalydès, Florence Pernel, Bernard Le Coq, Hippolyte Girardot, Samuel Labarthe, Michèle Moretti


In 2002, following his re-election as President of the French Republic, Jacques Chirac appointed Nicolas Sarkozy the Minister of the Interior, denying him a coveted post as prime minister. Undaunted, the ambitious politician surrounds himself with carefully selected advisers and his wife Cecilia, all relentlessly pursuing his goal: access to the presidency in the 2007 election. On his way, however, he runs up against the equally ambitious and devious Foreign Minister, Dominique de Villepin.

Director: Xavier Durringer
Studio: Les Films Séville
Producer(s): Eric Altmeyer, Nicolas Altmeyer
Screenplay: Patrick Rotman
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