Election Night (1998)

Not Rated   |    |  Short, Comedy


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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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3 December 2017 | lee_eisenberg
10
| once a warning, it's now reality
Anders Thomas Jensen's Oscar-winning "Valgaften" ("Election Night" in English) is about prejudices and how people will often vote based on these. Well, sure enough it came true. The current president of the US ran an entire campaign pandering to everyone's prejudices, and now those sorts of people are making inroads in Europe's governments. Could this in fact be the end of civilization as we know it?

I haven't seen any of the other movies that got nominated for Best Live Action Short Film that year. They'd be hard-pressed to make as good a point as this one made. It might not be the greatest short of all time, but I recommend it as a warning of what can happen when people's base instincts manifest themselves. Worth seeing.

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Gem et lille smil
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Ken Lane, Sam Coslow and Irving Taylor (as "Everybody Loves Somebody")
Danish adaptation by Gustav Winckler
Performed by Gustav Winckler

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