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Election Night (1998)

Valgaften (original title)
Not Rated | | Short , Comedy | 1998 (Denmark)
On his way to the polls, an idealist, yet absent-minded voter has to endure continuous waves of racist cab drivers and their offensive remarks.

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Anders Thomas Jensen (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ulrich Thomsen ... Peter
Jens Jørn Spottag ... Carl
John Martinus John Martinus ... Taxi Driver 2
Ole Thestrup Ole Thestrup ... Taxi Driver 1
Farshad Kholghi Farshad Kholghi ... Taxi Driver 3 (as Farshad Kholgi)
Hella Joof ... Woman
Mikkel Vadsholt Mikkel Vadsholt ... Bartender
Nicolas Bro ... Man
Thomas Milton Walther Thomas Milton Walther ... Taxi Driver 4
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Storyline

On election night we meet Peter, an idealistic young man, who suddenly discovers he has forgotten to vote. On his way to the polls he encounters a variety of taxi drivers, all racist in their way and Peter has to decide whether to stand up for his convictions or getting to the polls on time. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Short | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

1998 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Election Night See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

M&M Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Don't Fence Me In
Written by Robert H. Fletcher (as Robert Fletcher) and Cole Porter
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
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The third time is the time of luck...
22 March 1999 | by Mulle-3See all my reviews

The Oscar-winning Danish short-film of Kim Magnusson and Anders Thomas Jensen is their third short-film to be nominated to an Oscar. It is, as always, an ironic film about a very heavy subject. The Danish mentality is the keyword in this fantastic short-film. Don´t miss it for anything in the world.


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