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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.

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Mads Brügger

Writers:

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

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Heather Schmid Heather Schmid ... Self
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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.

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Documentary

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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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Featured in Docventures: Korruptio (2014) See more »

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I Don't Wanna Set The World On Fire
Written by Eddie Seiler, Sol Marcus, Eddie Durham and Bennie Benjamin
Performed buy The Ink Spots
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A worthwhile documentary with interesting content and a bit of humor.
21 July 2012 | by moonlightrainSee all my reviews

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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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

Gross USA:

$28,102

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,102
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| (original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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