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MIPTV Picks 2012: Looking for Nicolas Sarkozy

This doc from renowned French filmmaker William Karel examines the presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy through the vantage points of 18 non-French, Paris-based journalists.
March 23, 2012

With the presidential election in France on the way in April, international attention is fixed on the man currently holding the office. This doc from renowned French filmmaker William Karel examines the reign of Nicolas Sarkozy through the vantage points of 18 non-French, Paris-based journalists, including CBS’ Lesley Stahl, the BBC’s John Simpson, the New York Times’ Thomas Friedman and Jan Fleischhauer of Der Spiegel. How does the rest of the world see this charismatic chameleon and ultimately, does he care?

Partners: Roche Productions and ARTE France, with RTBF, Radio Canada, VRT, YLE, NRK, SVT, ERT, Telewizja Polska, RTV Slovenija, Ceska TV and ERR; distributed by Zed (Paris)

Length: 1 x 52 minutes, 1 x 90 minutes

Aired: December 2011 (ARTE)

Rights available: Worldwide

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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