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The Ambassador (Ambassadøren)

  • Mads Brügger /
  • Denmark /
  • 2011 /
  • 93 mins

Documentary / Danish, English, French, Sango

Danish documentarist/satirist/provocateur Mads Brügger decides to expose the high-stakes game of political and economic corruption in Africa. How to go about this? By carrying a hidden camera as he buys a diplomatic assignment to the Central African Republic and sets up a match factory staffed by Pygmies to serve as a front for a diamond-smuggling operation. A gonzo exposé of neo-colonialism that is bound to stir up controversy. “Brügger is sort of the VICE magazine version of Sasha Baron Cohen, as financed by Lars Von Trier”- (Karina Longworth, LA Weekly).

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