films – Cinema Akil

The Perfect Candidate
Haifaa Al Mansour
Saudi Arabia, Germany | | 104 min | Drama | Arabic ( english subtitles )

Maryam is an ambitious young doctor working in a small town clinic in Saudi Arabia. Despite her qualifications, she has to earn the respect of male colleagues and acceptance from her patients every day. After Maryam is prevented from travelling to Dubai in search of a better job, a bureaucratic mix-up leads her to stumble on the application for the local city elections and she decides to run.

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