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Psychoanalyzing the French President 'Sarkozy Just Wants to Be Loved'

French director Xavier Durringer's new film, "The Conquest," chronicles the political rise of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. In a SPIEGEL interview, he discusses how Sarkozy has brought the cult of personality into French politics, the sudden downfall of Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the high price of ambition.
Interview conducted by Romain Leick and translated from the German by Jan Liebelt