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by Haifaa Al Mansour


A determined young Saudi doctor’s surprise run for office in the local city elections sweeps up her family and community as they struggle to accept their town’s first female candidate.

international title: The Perfect Candidate
original title: The Perfect Candidate
country: Saudi Arabia, Germany
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Haifaa Al Mansour
film run: 101'
screenplay: Haifaa Al Mansour, Brad Niemann
cast: Mila Al Zahrani, Nora Al Awadh, Dae Al Hilali
cinematography by: Patrick Orth
film editing: Andreas Wodraschke
art director: Olivier Meidinger
costumes designer: Heike Fademrecht
music: Volker Bertelmann
producer: Haifaa Al Mansour, Brad Niemann
line producer: Ole Nicolaisen
production: Razor Film Produktion, Saudi Film Council (SA)
distributor: Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH, Le Pacte, Modern Films, Golem Distribución, Oy Cinema Mondo Ltd
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