Cast + Crew:
August 29, 2012 (New York), August 31, 2012 (LA)
Director/s: Mads Brügger
Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Peter Garde, Peter Engel, Carsten Holst
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 from the man whom The Huffington Post has called "the most provocative filmmaker in the world."
More Info on This Release:
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.
Distributor: Drafthouse Films
Web Site: Official Site