The Conquest is a French biographical film directed by Xavier Durringer , released onin France, the very day of his presentation at the Cannes Film Festival .
The film evokes the rise to power of Nicolas Sarkozy , from his appointment as Minister of the Interior in 2002 to his election as head of the French state in 2007 . His career is told in the style of a thriller . More generally, the film brings the spectator into the arcane world of politics made of pacts, strategy, betrayals, friendship and, sometimes, love. (more…)