Thriller Dox

The Mole: Undercover in North Korea

Mads Brügger
Screening time  
19.06. / Saturday, 21:30 - 23:30 Tuškanac summer stage Ticket

A real-life undercover thriller about two ordinary men who embark on an outrageously dangerous ten-year mission to penetrate the world’s most secretive and brutal dictatorship: North Korea. The Mole is a retired chef from Denmark, and has a double life as a secret agent. Together with his side kick, a former jet set cocaine pusher from Copenhagen, The Mole manages to infiltrate one of the most brutal dictatorships in the world; North Korea. Over a period of more than 10 years, the film team gains access to the heart of an international criminal network that produces and distributes weapons and drugs for the rogue state of North Korea. Contracts are signed, deals are cut and soon the protagonists become deeply involved in a plan to make a secret, underground weapon and drug factory somewhere in Africa. But how far can they push the envelope before the trap clicks?  


Mads Brügger

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.

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The Mole: Undercover in North Korea

Denmark, Sweden, Norway
2020, 124'

Directed by:
Mads Brügger

Screenplay by:
Mads Brügger

Jonas Berlin, Heine Kaarsberg, Tore Vollan

Edited by:
Torkel Gjørv, Nicolás Nørgaard Staffolani

John Erik Kaada

Bjarte Mørner Tveit, Peter Engel

Produced by:
Piraya Film AS, Wingman Media ApS

Festivals & Awards:

Norwegian Documentary Film Festival 2021 – Honorable Mention
Danish Film Awards 2021 – Robert Award Best Documentary
Amnesty International Media Awards 2021 – Nominee
Banff World Media Festival / Rockie Awards 2021 – Nominee
One World – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2021