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The Ambassador -- The Ambassador is a genre-breaking, tragic comedy about the bizarre and hidden world of African diplomacy, where diamond hustlers and corrupt politicians run free.
The Ambassador -- A European man heads to Africa for diplomatic purposes.
The Ambassador -- Clip: Caviar and Diamonds
The Ambassador -- What happens when a very white European man buys a diplomatic title which turns him into an African diplomat overnight - right in the middle of one of Central Africa’s most failed nation states? 
The Ambassador is a genre-breaking, tragic comedy about the bizarre and hidden world of African diplomacy, where gin-tonics flow on a daily basis and diamond hustlers and corrupt politicians run free.

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Director:
Writers:
Maja Jul Larsen (writer)
Mads Brügger (original idea)
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Release Date:
5 October 2011 (Denmark) See more »
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To break the story, he must become the story.
Plot:
Danish journalist Mads Brügger goes undercover as a Liberian Ambassador to embark on a dangerous yet hysterical journey to uncover the blood diamond trade in Africa. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A worthwhile documentary with interesting content and a bit of humor. See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Mads Brügger ... Himself

Directed by
Mads Brügger 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mads Brügger  original idea
Mads Brügger  writer
Maja Jul Larsen  writer

Produced by
Jonas Bagger .... associate producer
Tobias Fønsskov Dahl .... assistant producer (as Tobias F. Dahl)
Peter Engel .... producer
Tomas Eskilsson .... co-producer
Peter Garde .... executive producer
Mette Hoffman Meyer .... executive producer
Carsten Holst .... producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen .... executive producer
Julie Elmquist E. Neergaard .... assistant producer
Charlotte Vinther .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Niklas Schak 
Tin Soheili 
 
Cinematography by
Johan Stahl Winthereik 
 
Film Editing by
Leif Axel Kjeldsen 
Carsten Søsted 
Kimmo Taavila 
 
Production Management
Eva Jakobsen .... production manager
 
Art Department
Pernille Schellerup .... props
 
Sound Department
Katharina Bormann .... post sound facility coordinator
Hans Christian Kock .... sound designer
Hans Christian Kock .... sound
Hans Christian Kock .... supervising sound editor
Andreas Kongsgaard .... sound designer (as Andreas Kongsgaard Mogensen)
Andreas Kongsgaard .... sound (as Andreas Kongsgaard Mogensen)
Andreas Kongsgaard .... supervising sound editor (as Andreas Kongsgaard Mogensen)
Lea Korsgaard .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Lalo .... visual effects
Simon Lytting .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sine Vadstrup Brooker .... additional camera
Eva Jakobsen .... additional camera
Maja Jul Larsen .... additional camera
 
Editorial Department
Lars Dela .... technical consultant
Emil Eriksson .... colorist assistant
Emil Eriksson .... on-line editor
Lárus Ren Gudbjörnsson .... assistant editor
Olesya Kireeva .... first assistant editor
Dan Loghin .... additional editing
Simon Lytting .... colorist
Mikael Reidar .... on-line editor
Cecilie Rui .... post-production coordinator
Rune L. Søndergaard .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Mikkel Maltha .... music coordinator
 
Other crew
Jesper Jarl Becker .... assistant to producer (as Jesper Jarl Pedersen)
Martha Bramm .... accountant
Héloïse Lalanne Castellano .... production assistant
Tobias Dahl .... production assistant
Marie Gade Denessen .... assistant to producer (as Marie Cecilie Gade)
Michael Donaldson .... clearance counsel
Tine Engelbrecht .... booker
Richard Georg Engström .... fundraiser
Noemi Ferrer .... international financing
Adriana Filipczuk .... assistant to producer
Simon Peter Jacobsen .... production assistant
Anders Kjærhauge .... legal advisor
Karen Kristiansen .... production assistant
Stine Lauritzen Larsen .... assistant to producer
Ask Krogager Lund .... production assistant
Mikkel Maltha .... legal advisor
Joanna Mikolajczyk .... assistant to producer
Frederik Nemeth .... accountant
Amalie Næsby .... production assistant
Christopher L. Perez .... clearance counsel
Signe A. Rasmussen .... legal assistant
Frederik Stege .... legal advisor
Kasper Søderlund .... graphic design
Anna Tolnov .... assistant to producer
Ann Vognsen .... accountant
 

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Denmark:93 min (original version)
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21 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A worthwhile documentary with interesting content and a bit of humor., 21 July 2012
Author: Tim Portalatin from New York, USA

Mads Brugger plays his character well as an under cover shady diplomat. It is humorous simply because you know he is faking it and everyone around him is taking him seriously.

The fact of the matter is that Mads Brugger was really risking his life to get this footage. There was no abort button, if things went horribly wrong we wouldn't even have this documentary. I would have liked him to go deeper into the shadow-world of Africa, but the fact of the matter is that he could have ended up dead in a ditch. He is lucky that he did not.

This is not a documentary about morals, it is simply a documentary about how easy it is for the wealthy to become involved in corrupt government. It shows how far money can go in a corrupt society. The fact of the matter is that as stated in the movie, 2,500 of people were registered as Ambassadors to that single country in one year. That is just to give you an idea of how many wealthy people are living this lifestyle.

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