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