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The Mole: Undercover in North Korea (2020)

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.

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Mads Brügger

Writer:

Mads Brügger
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Credited cast:
Ulrich Løvenskjold Larsen Ulrich Løvenskjold Larsen ... Self
Mads Brügger ... Self
Alejandro Cao de Benos de Les y Pérez Alejandro Cao de Benos de Les y Pérez ... Self
Jim Latrache-Qvortrup ... Mr. James
Annie Machon Annie Machon ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hisham Al-Dasouqi Hisham Al-Dasouqi ... Self / Enterprise Architect
Kim Ryong Chol Kim Ryong Chol ... Self / President Narae Trading Co.
Dermot Hudson Dermot Hudson ... Self / Political activist
Anders Kristensen Anders Kristensen ... Self / Chairman Friendship Association DK-DPRK
Otto Warmbier Otto Warmbier ... Self / US Exchange Student (archive footage)
Ri Won-Guk Ri Won-Guk ... Self / DPRK Ambassador Sweden
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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. This series tells the story of 'The Mole', an ordinary family man from Denmark turned secret agent, and 'Mr. James', a former jet-set cocaine pusher posing as Scandinavian billionaire. Together with director Mads Brügger, they attempt to find a smoking gun to prove how North Korea is busting UN sanctions. Incredibly, these two unlikely characters gain access to the heart of an international criminal network that produces and distributes drugs and weapons for dubious clients. The Mole and Mr. James use hidden cameras and microphones to secretly record their meetings; contracts are signed, deals are cut and soon the team become involved in a plan to build a secret, underground weapons and drugs factory somewhere in Africa. But how far can they go without blowing their cover?

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Another masterpiece from Mads Brügger
12 October 2020 | by mikkelzibSee all my reviews

Easily the beat documentary, I've ever watched. Was tied to the screen though the whole thing - in pure disbelief.


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Norway | Denmark | UK | Sweden

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English | Korean | Danish | Spanish

Release Date:

11 October 2020 (Norway) See more »

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The Mole: Undercover in North Korea See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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EUR1,991,181 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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