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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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