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Sarkozy biopic amuses Cannes critics - slightly

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Sarkozy biopic amuses Cannes critics - slightly

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Stars of a biopic on President Nicolas Sarkozy lined up on the red carpet in Cannes as critics looked on to see how many of them looked like the real political figures they portray in the film.

“La Conquete” tells of Sarkozy’s bid for France’s top job.If you know anything about Sarkozy’s life and times the film acts like a who’s who in an Elysée soap opera.

However, “The Conquest” which is its English title, will probably drum up more enthusiasm with French audiences, since the in-jokes gleefully poke fun at political players not widely known on an international scale.