With President Barack Obama heading to Cannes, France, this week for the G-20 summit, it appears that he will have more than global economic reform to chitchat about with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
The U.S. debut of Xavier Durringer’s juicy biopic film, “The Conquest,” has come to Washington, D.C., and it portrays Sarkozy’s rise to power as one that took an enormous personal toll, including the disintegration of his 20-year marriage.
It’s a portrait of Sarkozy, played in the film by Denis Podalydès, warts and all. Imagine talking about that with Obama over crepes and coffee.
Although categorized as a political satire, “The Conquest” is based on public documents and firsthand accounts and fits snugly into an emerging genre that includes films such as “The Ides of March” and “The Queen.”
“The Conquest” will premiere Nov. 18 at Washington’s West End Cinema.
From left, Rep. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., David Goldman, the father of a child who was abducted to Brazil by the mother, and Arvind Chawdra, a father whose two children were abducted to India by their mother, attend a news conference in the Rayburn House Office Building on international child abduction.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.