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Secret Ballot (2001)

Raye makhfi (original title)
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A female election agent and a gun-toting soldier try to collect votes among the local islanders with mixed success.

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A soldier stationed on a deserted beach wakes up and discovers that it's not going to be an ordinary day: there are the elections, but nobody seems to know anything about them. Just as an electoral urn is being parachuted from the sky, a young woman disembarks on the beach. To the soldier's bafflement, it turns out that she is in charge of the mobile electoral seat and voting on the islands; therefore the soldier is obliged to obey her orders and escort her with his rifle and army jeep across the desert, where the woman obstinately intends to collect the votes. During the day, stressed by a series of absurd events, the two learn to get to know each other. At sunset, when the young woman leaves, the man realizes that the secret vote contained much more than he had ever imagined. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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In Iran, a major new voice is emerging.

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26 October 2001 (Italy)  »

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$14,609 (USA) (9 August 2002)

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$114,183 (USA) (11 October 2002)
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Surreal
19 January 2003 | by (Hemet, CA) – See all my reviews

"Secret Ballot" certainly takes its time with each scene, but is quite satisfying by the end. It is as close to surrealism as I've seen recently. The music during the credits is beautiful.


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