The Conquest trailer

The Conquest trailer

Note: This movie is in French and has subtitles. 

The Conquest from writer/director Xavier Durringer follows the meteoric rise of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. It looks at his rise over about five years dealing with the emotional and psychological stakes in becoming powerful. Part of the film follows the back-stabbing, media manipulations, and confrontations politically. The other deals the behind the scenes of Sarkozy’s life. Mostly this involves his wife and her leaving him for another man on the day he became President.

The Conquest will see a limited release on November 11th, 2011.