Top 5 and 5 worst films about politics

Top 5 and 5 worst films about politics

Films about political life, whether French or foreign, there was a choice. Quite logical, to decide between these fantasies of our leaders, Marian She has chosen to resort to democracy, i.e. the internal voting to award the prizes for the most inspiring feature films…and the golden bidet for the most infamous. As usual, with presumed subjectivity. Here is the result of the count.


5. President by Henri Verneuil (1961)

Verneuil, Odier, Gabin, Blair. If those four names weren’t enough to convince you to spot this movie, here are a few more details: In 1961, Henri Verneuil adapted the novel with the name Georges Simenon. Jean Gabin returns the main role of Émile Beaufort, the old head of the council inspired by Georges Clemenceau and Aristide Briand, countering the political appetites of business MPs and his chief of staff, Philippe Chalamont, played by Bernard Blair. Always laughing thanks to Michel Audiard, President It is also of great interest, as today it appears as a watchdog film about both European construction and the intervention of finance in the country.

4. Malcolm X D Spike Lee (1992)

Spike Lee’s masterpiece. Never in his manager career do the right thing It will produce a complete thing like Malcolm X, his portrayal of the controversial African-American activist. An icon of black nationalism, a brilliant orator, and an orphan who has run through gangs and prison, Malcolm Little is embodied in every stage of Denzel Washington’s political journey. The actor’s formidable performance – from which the Oscars harshly escaped – remains an example of grace, complexity and charisma. Delighted, her background generously portrayed great Spike Lee… who went so far as to reenact Malcolm X’s trip to Mecca.

3. The kingdom Written by Rodrigo Soroguín (2018)

A great hope in politics, Manuel Lopez Vidal sees his future in jeopardy when the issue of European subsidies embezzlement surfaces. Manuel, stuck in the throat, will stop at nothing to try to escape justice. All shots are allowed, all means are good to get out of it, including recording without him – in vain – one of his party comrades. Inspired by the Gortel Affair, a dark corruption case that rocked the Spanish Socialist Party a few years ago, The kingdom He casts a crude, pessimistic look at the pain of politics and the corruption inherent in power – and the will to maintain it. In the main role, Antonio de la Torre brilliantly embodies a kind of black Hispanic baron in a complete free wheel: the same absence of boundaries, superego, moral inhibitions. Watch this amazing scene captured in one long sequence shot in a house in Andorra as Manuel goes to retrieve the offending documents from which he will come out thanks to threats and deception, as always in his life – the culmination of this crumbling kingdom (Reno) of Manuel. He is good at sarcasm and black humor.

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2. Nixon D. Oliver Stone (1995)

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, when he was at his peak, Oliver Stone specialized in dissecting the gray areas of contemporary America. after detachmentAnd Born on the 4th of July And JFKThe rebellious director has authored one of the most successful political biographies of Hollywood cinema, Nixon. An epic mural (long version exceeds 3 hours and 30 minutes) explores the intricacies of this head of state’s career steeped in contradictions: paranoid and endearing, conservative and daring, elusive and honest. Anthony Hopkins – who doesn’t look much like Richard Nixon – shows all of these aspects, sometimes at once. Few films have explored behind the scenes of the White House with such precision.

1. state practice Written by Pierre Schuyler (2011)

Pierre Schuller manages to speak well of contemporary politics because he does not seek to idealize it or discredit it: he lowers it to its human size, “medium” in the original sense of the term, where big fights, intelligence and low betrayals. Not really localized. Built around the excellent duo formed by a ‘fun’ minister not affiliated with Seraglio (Olivier Gourmet) and his government director with an erudite portrait (Michel Blanc), Country exercise He explains without the weight of the daily work of the Cabinet, the arrogance of politicians, their desire to be useful and to serve, too, the isolation of power and the brutality of its pursuit. The great power of this tragic comedy lies in giving the viewer the impression at all times that he has finally put his nose up behind the scenes.

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5. President by Lionel DeBlanc (2005)

No cliché delivers us in this forgotten political thriller, in which Albert Dupontel plays French President, a bling bling slasher, caught up in a dark corruption case: conspiracies, medical experiments, Fransafrique, the escort girl in the presidential chamber, and of course the wanted assassinations…on top this clumsy establishment, we find that Lionel DeBlanc is indeed a maker of a “French film genre”, terrifying this time, Let’s roam in the woods, equally gruesome.

4. 1900 by Bernardo Bertolucci (2016)

It’s not David Lane who wants to. Like many other directors born in the 1970s, Bernardo Bertolucci experienced a moment of paranoia. It was Twentieth century, its most common title is 1900. A very ambitious purge, lasting more than 5 hours, intended to deal with Italian political history from the dawn of the twentieth century until the end of World War II. And that, by the intersecting destinies of two men, one the son of a farmer and the other the son of an aristocrat, played respectively by Gerard Depardieu and Robert De Niro. Who, after his childhood surviving the class struggle, will see his friendship torn apart by the animosities between fascists and communists. The stunning images of Vittorio Storaro, one of the greatest cinematographers of contemporary cinema, do nothing about it: 1900 They are just blisters.

3. The Iron Lady De Velida Lloyd (2011)

Meryl Streep in Margaret Thatcher: Why not? At least we could have expected, with the first major movie about the former 10 Downing Street tenant, an exploration of what this woman brought politically. The emergence of neoliberal liberation? Bloody clashes with striking miners? The conflict in Northern Ireland? Turf wars within the Conservative Party? only if. Like The Iron Lady It is sent in 1 hour 45 minutes, the duration is largely insufficient for such a subject, the few episodes processed is only through the lens – too reductive, to be accepted – kind. A politician who triumphed in an almost exclusively male environment. But the effect of Thatcherism on the UK? Peanuts.

2. Fahrenheit 9/11 Michael Moore (2004)

Intent on defeating W. Bush, Michael Moore (whom some French critics then compared to Karl Zero, quite a show) put significant resources into this 2004 documentary to overthrow the then US president. The Cannes Festival helped him by giving him the Palme d’Or. So we’ve seen a mass transformation of cinematic art to make it a political and even propaganda target. The viewer was stunned by the images and demonstrations that seem unstoppable due to the lack of contradictory elements in the face and even the blackmail shedding tears for defeating the declared enemy on the battlefield out of passion. For what result? W. Bush, this cynical president able to hold a press conference on his green grounds to demand the eradication of terrorism before asking reporters in attendance to admire his swing, was re-elected a few months later.

1. the invasion by Xavier Durringer (2011)

It was a bit of a film at the forefront of a very questionable trend that has spread quite a bit today: swallowing contemporary history, barely complete, to offer a feature film without bouncing back. Here is the election of Nicolas Sarkozy to the 2007 presidential election. Fast cinema is like television: not only because a portion of the actors are more accustomed to Hertzian novels (which is not pejorative) but also because the interpretation tradition does not cease to draw us towards “Les Guignols de l’Info”. With, as a bonus, political historiography seen through the tiny end of a telescope: private life publishing, audio chops, ambition rivalries…bad idea, bad outcome.

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