November 30, 2011
TrustNordisk is proud to announce that THE AMBASSADOR has been selected for the World Cinema Documentary Competition Program at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival which takes place January 19th-29th.
Recently, THE AMBASSADOR opened the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA) and became the center of attention with sold out screenings and great reviews.
In THE AMBASSADOR journalist and documentary filmmaker Mads Brügger travels to the Central African Republic to impersonate a Liberian consul. Officially he wants to start a match factory; unofficially he is there to gain access to the republic’s stock of diamonds - a mission not entirely without danger. THE AMBASSADOR is a genre-breaking and tragic comedy about the bizarre and hidden world of African diplomacy.
It is the second time Mads Brügger has a film selected for Sundance Film Festival. In 2010 Brügger won the Sundance World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary for his film THE RED CHAPEL.
THE AMBASSADOR is produced by Peter Engel and Carsten Holst at Zentropa Real ApS with executive producers Peter Aalbæk Jensen and Peter Garde and co-producers Petri Rossi (Cine Works), Peter de Maegd (Potemkino), Madeleine Ekman (Zentropa International Sweden) and Tomas Eskildsson (Film I Väst) in association with New Danish Screen by Artistic Director Jakob Høgel, YLE co-productions by Iikka Vehkalahti, SVT by Axel Arnö. Supported by The Danish Ministry of Education's Pools and Lottery Funds, NFTF by Hanne Palmquist & Karolina Lidin, Finnish Film Foundation by Miia Haavisto, AVEK by Timo Korhonen and the MEDIA Program of the European Union.
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