The Ambassador (2011)

The Ambassador was released on DVD on October 23, 2012
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This darkly comic, genre-bending documentary that exposes the corrupt business of selling diplomatic titles to exploit the lucrative and limited resources of war torn, third world nations. Filmmaker/journalist/provocateur Mads Brügger (Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner for The Red Chapel) uses humor in his jaw-dropping descent into one of the most dangerous places on the planet: Central African Republic. From each absurdly terrifying and hilarious situation to the next, The Ambassadoris a one-of-a-kind excursion.

Financed by filmmaker Lars Von Trier’s production company Zentropa (Melancholia, Klown) to expose the violence, greed and corruption of foreign businessman in the Central African Republic, Brügger developed a new documentary style that he calls “performative journalism,” in which he creates an absurd caricature of a corrupt diplomat and arms himself with a phalanx of hidden cameras, black-market credentials and razor-sharp wit. It’s part performance art, part investigative journalism, producing humor, shocking revelations and above all a tragic picture of a failed and corrupt state.


Mads Brugger

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US DVD Release Date October 23, 2012
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Complete Movie Details

Run time 93 min
Theater Release Date August 29, 2012
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date October 23, 2012
Actors Mads Brugger
Directed by Mads Brugger
Studio Drafthouse Films
MPAA Not-Rated (Not Rated)
Gross $27,503
Genre(s) Documentary
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