Looking For Nicolas Sarkozy

  |  Book Tickets: 08/06/2012
  |  77 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


It’s hard to recall now, but when one diminutive Frenchman burst onto the scene in 2007 to take the French presidency, he was a welcomed breath of fresh air. In this engrossing doc we revisit the tumultuous years of Nicholas Sarkozy’s premiership – with the help of 18 foreign correspondents. From his very public love life, to his often childish interactions with world leaders, it is a tale well told by those with arguably the best seats in the house. French director William Karel intercuts the interviews with illuminative archive to create an entertaining profile of the man who would be king, given half a chance. Most fascinating are the sequences looking at mishaps, which have been devastating to Sarkozy’s reputation – including a spectacularly misjudged speech to the African continent. In his unsuccessful bid for re-election, Sarkozy had to curb his most extreme behaviour, but his impulsive soul guarantees his true nature is never far from the surface.