PRӔSIDENTEN | The President

Directed by Christoffer Guldbrandsen On Friday , September 28

Documentary - 2011 - 57’ - Color - With English Subtitles
With Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Romano Prodi, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Gerhard Schröder, Gordon Brown, Jacques Chirac, José Sócrates

Synopsis

The incisive and unsettling story about the man who became the first President of Europe… against his own will. Told in a charged and unflinching manner by current and former heads of state, “The President” shows how Europe got its first president and offers stunning insight into why the EU, time and again, fails whenever big decisions have to be made.

Director's biography

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Born in 1971, Denmark. Graduate from the Danish School of Journalism and London City University. Has won numerous awards for his observational portrayals of high profile politicians. Directed “The Road to Europe” (2003) which follows the Danish Prime Minister and EU President, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, in the negotiations towards the Union’s enlargement, a film for which he was nominated for the prestigious Cavling Prize by the Danish Union of Journalists. Created a heated debate with “The Secret War” (2006) about Denmark’s military presence in Afghanistan. “The President” (2011) tells the unique inside story of how Europe got its first president.

 

 

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