|27.02. / Monday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 4|
A strange, enigmatic and decadent white diplomat arrives in central Africa, looking like a mixture of Henry Stanley and Karl Lagerfeld. He has recently bought an ambassadorship and claims to be a do-good rich business man, who has come to spearhead a diplomatic mission. Officially he is there to start a factory that produces matches - this, to employ locals and teach how to make this simple piece of fire-making equipment. Unofficially he is really there to gain access to vast reserves of diamonds. 'The Ambassador' is a genre-breaking, tragic comedy about the bizarre world of African diplomacy.
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. Furthermore, he has created satirical docu-series as 'Danes for Bush' (2004) and the feature-length documentary, 'The Red Chapel' (winner at Nordisk Panorama 2009 & Sundance 2010). Brügger is renown for his distinctive methods of 'performative journalism' as he infiltrates various milieus.
2011, 94', color, video
Maja Jul Larsen, Mads Brügger
Johan Stahl Winthereik
Carsten Søsted, Kimmo Taavila, Leif Axel Kjeldsen
Tin Soheili, Niklas Schak
Peter Engel, Carsten Holst
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