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Rent Secret Ballot (2001)

3.5 of 5 from 74 ratings
105 minutes
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In Babak Payami's wry satire, an unsuspecting soldier awakens to discover that he can forget about another uneventful day at his remote Iranian island outpost. It's Election Day! A ballot box is parachuted down as a young woman pulls up to the shore, who turns out to be the government election official, much to the surprise of the soldier who was expecting a man. When he is ordered to accompany the idealistic young bureaucrat across the dusty desert in search of votes - a hunt that literally leaves no stone unturned - the soldier is thrown into an electoral adventure that may just put him out of a job.
Many a surprise lies along their route, as the unlikely pair find themselves in one absurd situation after another.
Nassim Abdi, Cyrus Abidi, Youssef Habashi, Farrokh Shojaii, Gholbahar Janghali
Babak Payami
Raye makhfi
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Iran, Comedy

2001 Venice Film Festival Silver Lion

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105 minutes
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  • Director's biography

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democracy is arriving! - apparently. - Secret Ballot review by CP Customer

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this is an interesting film giving insight into the difficulties of a country tentatively experimenting with the democratic process. we see ballot day on a small island off the coast of Iran where a female election agent from the mainland is escorted around the island by a soldier stationed there. the girl is an idealist with a passion for democracy and a strong belief that it can benefit the people, while the soldier is somewhat jaded. the human aspect of the film is where the charm is - between the two main characters and with the various people they encounter on the island that they encourage to vote. a rather basic film but certainly one that's worth watching.

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