BITTER VICTORY

LA SAINTE VICTOIRE

By François FAVRAT

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Black comedy - Completed 2008


    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Black comedy
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • François FAVRAT
    • Producer(s)
    • Denis PINEAU-VALENCIENNE, François KRAUS
    • Synopsis
    • Xavier Alvarez (Cornillac) is a successful self-made man, his construction business is doing well but he still goes to extreme lengths to hide his humble origins. He meets Vincent Cluzel (Clavier), a deputy running for mayor. As the two men befriend, Cluzel decides to help Alvarez, secretly hoping a success could grant him public deals. Putting all his strengths – and money – in the race, he makes over the image of his protégé and puts pressure on his main opponent soon mixed up in a political-industrial scandal – leading Vincent to a surprise win over.
      But Xavier will soon learn that politics is no business like others and his victory will have a bitter taste.
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