Election Night (1999)

election-night“I have to vote!” – Peter

Number of Times Seen – 1 (7 Dec 2016)

Brief Synopsis – On Election Day in Denmark, a socially conscience man realizes that he forgot to vote and must get to the polls before they close.

My Take on it – I came across this film by accident and it really is a nice short film with a very interesting message.

This film raises so many questions about racism and tolerance in such a short time span and they do so in such a meaningful way.

By the end, you keep asking yourself where your own personal line is between what is right and wrong.

Everyone draws their own line at different places and this film starts off with blatant racism and then tones it down a bit, but there still is the overall aura of the issue throughout.

Our perception of things may each be different, but that is why this film works so well.

The issues discussed are thrown at us in normal conversations and therefore come across as being real and serious.

Some scenes are played out as dark comedy, but this is n no way a comedic film.

This film leaves you with so much to ponder and consider long after it is over and in some ways is more impactful than many full length films.

Bottom Line – Short film with a great message about how each of us thinks about our own opinions and the opinions of others.  Raises many questions about levels of tolerance and how we perceive things.  Liked the way that this film looks at these issues from a dark comedic view, but in the end, they are very real and serious issues. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Won an Oscar for Best Live Action Short film (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy


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