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The Ambassador (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 5 October 2011 (Denmark)
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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.

Director:

Mads Brügger

Writers:

Mads Brügger (original idea), Mads Brügger | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Mads Brügger ... Himself
Heather Schmid ... Herself
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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.

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To break the story, he must become the story.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Denmark]

Country:

Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Danish | English | French

Release Date:

5 October 2011 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Ambasador See more »

Filming Locations:

Central African Republic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,046, 2 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$27,503, 16 September 2012
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Color (HD)
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At the very beginning of the movie Mads Brøgger is dressing up for the part. On his left hand he is seen wearing a replica of the "Good mark" ring normally worn by the comic book Character "The Phantom". This ring can permanently mark whomever it touches. The ring features four overlapping sabres forming a cross known as "The Good Mark". Those touched by it are under The Phantom's protection and the mark itself is said to give the wearer amazing luck. Whether Mads Brøgger actually met The Phantom during his stay in the Central African Republic is not known at this point, but having in mind that The Phantom usually takes care of criminal activities in the fictional African country Bengalla and is indeed a great friend of the pygmees it is highly likely that he would take immediate action. See more »

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The Absurd Reality We Live in
5 February 2013 | by johne8-600-911582See all my reviews

It seems that all the less than positive reviews of this film have failed to realize the genre of the film--that is absurdism. Attempting to create an argument through logical and deductive reasoning--in the sense that everything be perfectly scripted and organized--utterly fails to consider the wider spectroscope of human nature. Absurdism tends to lends itself a generous victim to narrow and short-sighted attacks and criticism-- searching for meaning in an otherwise meaningless reality. Welcome to the wold of contradiction and compromise--in other words--reality. Watching or reading such genres never fails to stoke up some amount of internal conflict--yet somehow feel an awkward (e.g. absurd) connection.


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