The Conquest (2011 film)

The Conquest or La conquête is a 2011 French Biographical film on Nicolas Sarkozy directed by Xavier Durringer.

The Conquest
Directed byXavier Durringer
Produced byÉric and Nicolas Altmayer
Written byXavier Durringer
Patrick Rotman
StarringDenis Podalydès
Florence Pernel
Bernard Le Coq
Michèle Moretti
Music byNicola Piovani
CinematographyGilles Porte
Edited byCatherine Schwartz
Distributed byGaumont Film Company
Release date
  • 18 May 2011 (2011-05-18)
Running time
105 min.
Budget$5.6 million
Box office$6.3 million[1]


On May 6, 2007, Nicolas Sarkozy, between two phone calls to his wife Cécilia, remembers the past five years. In 2002, he returned to the forefront of political life by being appointed interior minister by President of the Republic, Jacques Chirac, in the government of Jean-Pierre Raffarin. Gradually, he managed to make a name and decided to prepare to succeed President Chirac at the Elysee in 2007. However, he must cope with significant challenges as his rivalry with the Foreign Minister, Dominique de Villepin, or the secret romance with Cecilia advertising Richard Attias and his affair with the journalist Anne Fulda.


The film crew at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival


The movie was presented the same day of his released date to the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, the 18th May 2011.[citation needed]

Critical receptionEdit

The movie was well received by the critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 74% of 31 critics gave the film a positive review, for an average rating of 6.4/10.[2] Metacritic gave the film a score of 62 out of 100, based on 14 critics.[3]


Award Category Recipient Result
César Award César Award for Best Actor Denis Podalydès Nominated
César Award for Best Supporting Actor Bernard Le Coq Nominated


  1. ^ "La Conquête (2011)- JPBox-Office".
  2. ^ "The Conquest". 11 November 2011.
  3. ^ "The Conquest". Metacritic.

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