The Perfect Candidate

2019, Drama, 1h 41m

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A message movie admirable for its subtlety as well as its execution, The Perfect Candidate faces oppression and powerfully advocates for change. Read critic reviews

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When Maryam, a hardworking young doctor in a small-town clinic, is prevented from flying to Dubai for a conference without a male guardian's approval, she seeks help from a politically connected cousin but inadvertently registers as a candidate for the municipal council. Maryam sees the election as a way to fix the muddy road in front of her clinic, but her campaign slowly garners broader appeal.

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