"Denis Podalyd's delivers a witty yet commanding portrayal of Nicolas Sarkozy and his rise to the French presidency through the lens of his unraveling marriage to then-wife Cecilia (Florence Pernel). Never one to disguise his ambition, the film's Sarkozy curries favor with predecessor Jacques Chirac (Bernard Le Coq) and spars gamely with glib rival Dominique de Villepin (Samuel Labarthe). This lampoon depicts the future president of France as a bold and unashamed virtuoso of political combat, whose inattention to his disintegrating domestic partnership emerges as his chief vulnerability. With leads brilliantly etching sharp characterizations of living politicians, director Xavier Durringer need never veer too far from reality, even while deploying fictional embellishments and a larger-than-life sense of humor that with Nicola Piovani's buoyant score giddily evoke a circus-like atmosphere."
Xavier Durringer, Dominique Besnehard, Hippolyte Girardot, Samuel Laberthe, Bernard Lecoq, Michel Bompoil, Michele Moretti, Laurent Olmedo, Denis Podalydes, Florence Pernel, Jean-Pierre Leonardini, Bruno Lopez, Nicolas Moreau, Patrick Rotman, Frederic Barbe, Philippe Maymat, Gerard Chaillou, Laurent Claret, Dominique Daguier, Vincent Jouan, Emmanuel Noblet, Yann Babilee-Keogh, Fabrice Cals, Marine Royer, Monica Abularach, Ellie Tardy, Lyre Gonty, Ghislaine Pons, Frederic Piatti, Christophe Thuillier, Cyrille Debreville, Marco Bella, Nicolas Pucheu, Cyril Vendola, Xavier Fillol, Bernard Molmy, Xavier Durringer, Patrick Rotman, Michael Darmon