Secret Ballot

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It's a story about an voting agent who comes to a very remote island to collect votes. The agent is a woman, and she must be accompanied by the soldier who's duty is to guard's a desolate beach. Most of the locals are disinterested and those who wants to take part are confused by the process. Also the culture in which this movie takes place very patriarchal, their view of women are limited to certain duties. So it's very surprising when a woman agent shows up.

There are many scenes in this movie where nothing happens. The action is very slow to show the isolation of the island while they can sometimes be very beautiful they can be very boring. Excruciatingly so. It's a very slow moving story and not for everyone. I wouldn't say it's bad per se but nothing much happens in it. Things are very subtle. Definitely well made and the characters are likable.