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Campaign  (senkyo)

Can a candidate with no political experience and no charisma win an election if he is backed by the political giant Prime Minister Koizumi and his Liberal Democratic Party? This observational documentary closely follows a heated election campaign in Kawasaki, Japan, revealing the true nature of "democracy."

”Campaign” may invite a certain skepticism about democracy, but it will surely restore your faith in cinema verite.
  - A.O. Scott, The New York Times


想田和弘 観察映画第1弾『選挙』

Observational Film #1

2007, 120 minutes, Documentary

Peabody Award 

Best Film, Belgrade International Film Festival

Official Selection: Berlin International Film Festival, etc

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