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Det røde kapel (original title)
A Danish-Korean theater group, Simon Jul Jørgensen and Jacob Nossell travel to North Korea with their manager Mads Brügger, presenting absurd sketch comedy. A rare glimpse into a closed world.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jacob Nossell Jacob Nossell ...  Himself
Simon Jul Jørgensen Simon Jul Jørgensen ...  Himself (as Simon Jul)
Johan Stahl Winthereik Johan Stahl Winthereik ...  Himself
René Sascha Johannsen ...  Himself (as René Johannsen)
Mads Brügger ...  Himself
Poul Grønhøj Poul Grønhøj ...  Speaker (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tommy Kenter Tommy Kenter ...  Himself
Mrs. Pak Mrs. Pak ...  Herself, the North Korean guide (2006)
Per Pallesen Per Pallesen ...  Himself
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A Danish-Korean theater group, Simon Jul Jørgensen and Jacob Nossell travel to North Korea with their manager Mads Brügger, presenting absurd sketch comedy. A rare glimpse into a closed world.

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1 December 2006 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Det röda kapellet See more »

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Danmarks Radio (DR) See more »
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(4 episodes) | (2015)

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An excellent, sometimes difficult to watch, glimpse into the warped world of North Korea
14 May 2011 | by jamesrlballardSee all my reviews

I think the three young men who made this are now very different due to what they experienced in North Korea. It's a case of them biting off more than they could chew and it affected them profoundly.

Another reviewer described this as being close to Borat. Yes it is however it is Mads, Jacob and Simon who are the 'victims' and come out looking very uncomfortable.

I really don't think they were aware of just how ingrained in North Korean life the Kim Jong Il Cult and Kim Il Sung cult is and that the population has been totally brainwashed into non flinching obedience and faith. This was graphically shown by Ms Park's emotional display at the statue of Kim Il Sung.

There is some really good acting on both sides. The North Koreans showing how life is wonderful and the Danes in towing the line and embracing their host's ideology.

This is one documentary that shouldn't be missed if you want an insight into such an odd country and also how it has a profound effect on the three Danes.


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