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The Candidate (1980)
"Der Kandidat" (original title)

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A respectless characteristic of the Franz Josef Strauss
22 August 2001 | by (Munich, Germany) – See all my reviews

In 1980, the German politician Franz Josef Strauss ran for Chancellor against Helmut Schmidt. He was arch-conservative and considered as un-electable by many people, though he was tremendously popular in his native Bavaria.

This movie showed Franz Josef Strauss in a very respectless way - by quoting him and showing old speeches. Some cinemas refused to show the movie.

In the end, Strauss lost the elections.


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