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By New Generations

On 03, Oct 2017 | In | By New Generations


Friday, 3rd November 2017, 8:30 pm, Filmclub 813
Hahnenstraße 6, Cologne
Saturday, 4th November 2017, 8:30 pm, Orfeos Erben
Hamburger Allee 45, Frankfurt

Newton, a rookie clerk on election duty in the conflict
ridden jungle of Chhattisgarh, tries his best to conduct
free and fair voting despite the apathy of security forces
and the looming fear of an attack by Maoist rebels

The Indian election of 2014 was the largest election in the history of mankind. Newton Kumar, a rookie government clerk is assigned to conduct the elections in a village in the jungles of central India, where the bushes teem with Communist guerrillas, the voters remain strangely absent and where Newton must keep devious military personnel in check. Conducting ‘free and fair’ elections in a minefield like this is no child’s play. Unfazed with the cynicism and danger around him, Newton is determined to do his duty …

“A black comedy about the pale spectre of democracy in dark times.” Dorothee Wenner, Berlinale

“Newton” is India’s official entry to Oscars 2018. 2014 we presented the German premier of “Sulemani Keeda”, Amit Masurkar’s debut feature film.

• Director:: Amit Masurkar • Script:: Amit Masurkar, Mayank Tewari • India 2017 • 106 Min • Hindi, Gondi with English subtitles • Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Anjali Patil, Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav

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