Friday, November 11, 2011

A Film Reviewer Looks at French Politics

La Conquête has come to the United States. Here is film reviewer Stephen Holden's reaction to this glimpse of French political life:

If “The Conquest” aspires to be a Gallic answer to “The Queen,” it more closely resembles a diluted, somewhat less amusing French answer to “In the Loop.” From its jaundiced, inside-the-bubble perspective, the political game in France is a circus of competing egomaniacs.

I should add that the spectacle, despite its absurdities, doesn’t appear nearly as farcical as the current prelude to the 2012 presidential election in the United States.

Not mistaken on either count.

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