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完全選舉手冊 Campaign

Japan | 2007 | 紀錄Doc | 120min

10/16 (日) 13:00 想田和弘

10/22 (六) 13:00

柏林影展 | 雪梨影展 | 布宜諾斯艾利斯國際獨立影展



Can a candidate with no political experience and no charisma win an election if he is backed by the political giant Prime Minister Koizumi and his Liberal Democratic Party? This cinema-verite documentary closely follows a heated election campaign in Kawasaki, Japan, revealing the true nature of 『democracy.』

In the fall of 2005, 40-year-old, self-employed Kazuhiko 『Yama-san』 Yamauchi’s peaceful, humdrum life was turned upside-down. Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) had suddenly chosen him as its official candidate to run for a vacant seat on the Kawasaki city council. Yama-san had zero experience in politics, no charisma, no supporters, no constituency, and no time to prepare for the impending election.

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導演的話 Direstor’s Statement




I don’t think of CAMPAIGN (SENKYO) as a political piece, though  politics is its subject matter. Rather, it is what I call 『an  observational film』 in which the viewer is expected to perceive and  interpret the complex, difficult-to-articulate reality of an election  campaign run by the Liberal Democratic Party, the party that has held  power in Japan for the last 50 years.

Most documentary filmmakers conduct extensive research on their  subjects and to write detailed scripts and treatments before they  begin shooting. The scripts are often written to persuade members of  the production team—executive  producers, staff members, and investors—that the movie is interesting and  worth producing, both  artistically and financially.

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作品評論 Press


-紐約時報 A.O. Scott


-德國法蘭克福匯報 Andreas Platthaus


-法國世界報 Thomas Sotinel


『Campaign may invite a certain skepticism about democracy, but it will surely restore your faith in cinema verite.』
– A.O. Scott, The New York Times

『The sensation of the Berlinale』
『A grandiose introduction to the Japanese mentality』
– Andreas Platthaus, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany

『A parody profiling the fascinating personality of its hero』
– Thomas Sotinel, Le Monde, France

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