THE AMBASSADOR

AMBASSADØREN

By Mads BRÜGGER

TRUSTNORDISK - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2011

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?

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • DENMARK
    • Languages
    • DANISH, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mads BRÜGGER
    • Writer(s)
    • Mads BRÜGGER, Maja JUL LARSEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Peter ENGEL (Zentropa), Carsten HOLST (Zentropa Real)
    • Synopsis
    • A strange, enigmatic and decadent white European with diplomatic credentials arrives in The CAR to head a diplomatic mission representing Liberia.
      Officially he is there as a do-good business man to start a factory that produces matches – this, to employ locals and teach how to make this simple piece of fire-making equipment. Unofficially he is there to gain access to vast reserves of diamonds.
      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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