Directed by Kazuhiro Soda • Documentary • With Seiko Hashimoto, Nobuteru Ishihara, Yoriko Kawaguchi • 2007 • 120 minutes
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 observational documentary closely follows a heated election campaign in Kawasaki, Japan, revealing the true nature of "democracy."
”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
- Peabody Award, 2008
- Berlinale 2007
- Best Film, Belgrade International Film Festival