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American Politics All You Can Eat (2009)

A European and an American filmmaker travel together to Las Vegas during the last 4 days of the 2004 US presidential election to try to discover the political reasoning inside people's stomachs.

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In this drive-thru documentary enchilada, two friends, filmmakers Johl Smilowski, of Portland (Oregon), and Jordi Ortega, of Barcelona (Spain), embark on a quest to find the secret reasoning behind the political behavior of Americans. Shot on a poor-boy-sandwich budget, they found their answer at a really weird, more-surreal-than-Dalí, time: the four last days of the 2004 U.S. presidential election (a bizarre time for a culinary field trip, ain't it?). Deep fry immersed in the swing state of Nevada, with the city of Las Vegas on Halloween weekend as backdrop, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in full throttle, we see the second term of George W. Bush cooking, while the John Kerry souffle dries up in the oven. Was that thing on a separate pan the global crisis heating up? Could the financial meltdown have been prevented had things gone differently in '04? In this cheap shrimp cocktail of a film, more current today than ever, we shot everything that moved: Communist bunnies from ... Written by Bravo

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The day before the 2004 elections, while shooting a scene in the outskirts of Las Vegas, Ortega and Smilowski stumbled upon actor Sean Penn who was canvassing for John Kerry. That random encounter made possible one of the key interviews in the film. See more »

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Jay of New Jersey: I worked in the twin towers... Fuck them all, kill them all, bomb them all.
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