(Original language title: Kandidát)

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Director: Jonáš Karásek

Year of production: 2012

Length: 106 min.

Country of production: Slovakia, Czech Republic

Language: Slovak, Czech (English subtitles)

Genre: comedy, thriller

Format: DCP

 Japan Premier


9 JUNE (Tue) 19:00
19 JUNE (Fri) 15:00


7 JULY (Tue) 18:30


The Candidate is a cynical black humored thriller situated in Slovakia during a presidential campaign. Created on the basis of a novel written by Maroš Hečko and Michal Havran it follows a manipulatory game of producing a president of a country out of Mr Nobody. The campaign and a dangerous game is perceived through eyes of two snoops, who are hired to tap and record Adam Lambert, a conjurer of a local advertising world. The Candidate is a witty political farce, indirectly depicting wide malignancies of a post-communist society instantly transformed into a money-ruled, rightist one.

National Camera Awards – Camera 2013 -Tomáš Juríček

National Film Awards 2014“Slnko v Sieti ” – Best Camera

National Film Awards 2014“Slnko v Sieti ” – Best Editor

RAINBOW MARBLEBest marketing campaign in V4 countries

MECEFF – THE CENTRAL EUOPEAN FILM FESTIVALThe Best Director Award for Jonáš Karásek

Igric 2014- National awards – Best Camera for Tomáš Juríček

Screening in COTTBUS film festivalin selection- National Hits


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