AMBASSADØREN | THE AMBASSADOR

Directed by Mads Brügger Tuesday, June 4

Denmark, 2011, 93’, in English, French, Danish and Sango with English Subtitles
With: Mads Brügger, Eva Jakobsen

Synopsis

A strange, enigmatic and decadent white European with diplomatic credentials decides to head a diplomatic mission representing Liberia. Officially he is there as a do-good business man to start a factory that produces matches. Unofficially, he is there to gain access to vast reserves of diamonds. The Ambassador is a genre-breaking, tragic comedy about the bizarre and hidden world of African diplomacy, where gin-tonics flow on a daily basis and diamond hustlers and corrupt politicians run free.

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Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize (World Cinema Documentary category), 2012 Sundance Film Festival

Director's Filmography

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Mads Brügger (1972) is a Danish journalist, TV-host, author and filmmaker. He has written several books, worked for magazines and newspapers, produced award winning radio programmes and hosted the critically acclaimed late night TV-programme The 11th hour as well as the daily news/debate programme Deadline. He also has created satirical docu-series such as Danes for Bush (2004) and the feature-length documentary, The Red Chapel (winner at Nordisk Panorama 2009 and Sundance 2010). Brügger is renowned for his distinctive methods of “performative journalism” as he infiltrates various milieus.

 

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