Small sentences, big consequences

  • The right in controlled skidding
  • The left against the people

Duration: 2 x 52 ’

Broadcast date: February 8 and 15, 2021

Diffuser: LCP

Director: Thomas Raguet


Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy, two right-wing men promised a presidential future, will in a few words make a lasting impression on the conscience. From “noise and smell” to “Kärcher” and “scum”, their protrusions are far from trivial. At 14 years of distance, each is in an upward phase. What do these “little phrases” tell us about the France of their time? Of these two men and of the right that they embody then? What impact did they have on those they targeted and who felt stigmatized? Still very much present in our memories, these little phrases are repeated regularly in the public debate, proof that they have marked their time. These “little sentences” have become markers of our history.