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The Campaign

Viorel, a quiet, upright tractor driver from a small
town in west Romania meets Mocanu, a high
profile politician campaigning for a seat in the
European Parliament. Mocanu’s car has broken
down nearby and Viorel and his wife welcome
the politician into their humble home. Under
investigation for corruption, Mocanu sees an
opportunity and decides to stay with this modest
family during the rest of the campaign, winning
people’s hearts by posing as a common man
next to his “old friend”, the honest, hard-working
farmer. In return, Viorel will get a new tractor.

  • Marian Crisan
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  • Picture Tree International
    Country: Germany
Director Biography - Marian Crisan

Marian Crisan was born in 1976 in Salonta, West Romania. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Film and TV Directing at UNATC Bucharest in 1999. His short film MEGATRON won the Palme
d’Or for Best Short Film at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. In 2010, his first feature film MORGEN won the Special Jury Prize at the 63rd Edition of the Locarno Film Festival, and was also the Romanian entry for the 84th Academy Awards. THE CAMPAIGN is his fourth feature, after drug drama ROCKER in 2012, and crime thriller ORIZONT in 2015.

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