Mads Brügger goes undercover as a Liberian Ambassador to embark on a dangerous yet hysterical journey to uncover the blood diamond trade.

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Synopsis: To break the story, he must become the story.
This darkly comic, genre-bending piece of gonzo journalism from international provocateur Mads Brügger (filmmaker of Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Red Chapel) rips the corroded lid off the global scheme of political corruption and exploitation happening in one of the most dangerous places on the planet: the Central African Republic. Armed with a phalanx of hidden cameras, black-market diplomatic credentials and a bleeding-edge wit, Brügger transforms himself into an outlandish caricature of a European-African consul. As he immerses himself in the life-threatening underworld of nefarious bureaucrats, Brügger encounters blood diamond smuggling, bribery, and even murder — while somehow managing to crack amazing razor-sharp barbs at every step along the way. From each absurdly terrifying/hilarious situation to the next, The Ambassador is a one-of-a-kind excursion from the man whom The Huffington Post has called “the most provocative filmmaker in the world.”

Genre

Documentary

Rated

NR

Language

Danish / English / French

Starring

Mads Brügger

Directed by

Mads Brügger

Written by

Mads Brügger
Maja Jul Larsen

Produced by

Peter Engel ... producer
Carsten Holst ... producer

Awards

Nominated: Grand Jury Prize, World Cinema - Documentary, Sundance Film Festival, 2012
Winner: Best Documentary, Robert Festival, 2012
Nominated: Best Documentary, Bodil Awards, 2012

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Country of Origin

Denmark

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