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Punk le Vote

Eric "Roach" Denis / Canada / 2006 / 72 ' / French - English / S.T. English - French

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In association with: Canal D

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Roach and Starbuck, two hardcore punks from Montreal, try to form their own political party but run out of time due to Canada's electoral process.

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Plagued by years of corruption and scandal, the Canadian government has fallen. Prime Minister Paul Martin and his Liberal lapdogs have been tossed out in the cold Canuck winter, the same frostbitten playground on which Canada's political elite will jostle for control of the country in the January 2006 federal elections. It's a time of public apathy and political disgrace. It's time for the punks to join the fray. roach_starb_cream.JPGRoach and Starbuck, two hardcore punks from Montreal, try to form their own political party but run out of time due to Canada's electoral process. Instead, they decide to campaign for political office as independent candidates. As they hit the campaign trail in one of Canada's wealthiest communities, each wants to do it his own way. While Roach proposes to reform our rotting electoral system, Starbuck's punk rock performance art is designed to shock the electorate into waking the fuck up. Roach mounts a media campaign proposing proportional representation; Starbuck campaigns door-to-door wearing a leather cape and a dildo, telling voters: "If you like it up the ass, vote Liberal". Anarchy or Federalism - what's the true path for a punk?

 

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