The Ambassador
5. October 2011

What happens when a very white European buys a title which turns him into an African diplomat – right in the middle of one of Africa s most failed nation states?

The Ambassador is done and we are looking forward to show you the newest film from the Sundance-winning director behind The Red Chapel.

The Ambassador is a genre- breaking, tragic comedy about the bizarre and hidden world of African diplomacy, where gin and tonics flow on a daily basis and diamond hustlers and corrupt politicians run free.

Selected for the main competition at IDFA 2011.


Director: Mads Brügger
Production: Zentropa Real
Country: Denmark 2011
Lenght: 93 minutes


Om instruktøren(-erne)
Mads Brügger (født Denmark, 1972)

Journalist, tv-host, author and film director.

Mads Brügger has written several books, worked in magazines and newspapers, produced award winning radio shows, and hosted successful tv programs such as “The 11th hour” and the daily news program “Deadline”.

Additionally he has made satirical docu-series like “Danes for Bush” (2004), the feature length documentary “The Red Chapel” and “The Ambassador”, both which have won prices on the domestic and the international film scene. Brügger is known for his exceptional journalistic method, in which he involves himself in person, and infiltrates the environments he sets out to investigate.