Secret Ballot


This deadpan Iranian comedy takes a look at the arrival of democracy on a desert island off the Iranian coast. Not much happens there. One day, a ballot box parachutes out of the sky, followed soon thereafter by the arrival of an election official. She needs to be driven around the island to collect everyone's vote, and her army driver is not thrilled with his new task, especially since she is a woman... Anyway, as the day progresses and each does their job, they develop a working relationship and new understanding of each other and the changing times.
In Farsi with English subtitles.


105 minutes.
All ages .
Comedy, On the Art Circuit
Does the Shah also get to vote?
Does the Shah also get to vote?

Credits

Cast
Nassim Abdi, Cyrus Abidi, Youssef Habashi, Farrokh Shojaii, Gholbahar Janghali
Director
Babak Payami
ScreenplayBabak Payami
MusicMike Galasso
CinematographyFarzad Jadat
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2001
Produced byFabrica, Payam, Rai Cinemafiction, Sharmshir, Televisione Svizzera Italiana

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

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10
The Star
Kirk Honeycutt
14
Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
20
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman
13
Box Office
Kevin Courrier
13
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
15
BBC
Jamie Russell
10

What the People say

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222 Netizens
13

Average .. 66%

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