THE AMBASSADOR

By Mads Brügger

FACTS

Title: THE AMBASSADOR
Original title: Ambassadøren
Director: Mads Brügger
Cast: Mads Brügger
Genre: Documentry
Duration: 93 min
Language: English
Country of origin: Denmark
Scriptwriter: Maja Jul Larsen, Mads Brügger
Cinematographer: Johan Stahl Winthereik
Editor: Carsten Søsted, Kimmo Taavila, Leif Axel Kjeldsen
Production Company: Zentropa
Producers: Peter Engel, Carsten Holst
Production year: 2011
Executive producers: Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Peter Garde
Budget EUR: 939M
Local release: 05-10-2011
Film status: Internationally Premiered

A strange, enigmatic and decadent white diplomat arrives in central Africa, looking like a mixture of Henry Stanley and Karl Lagerfeld. He has recently bought an ambassadorship and claims to be a do-good rich business man, who has come to spearhead a diplomatic mission. Officially he is there 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 really there to gain access to vast reserves of diamonds. The Ambassador is a genre-breaking, tragic comedy about the bizarre world of African diplomacy.

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Festival overview

Leuven Docville Belgium
Awards: The ConScience Award
2012-05-05

Geneve Forum on Human Rights
Awards: Prix du Jury Jeunes long-métrage
2012-03-02

Amsterdam, Int Documentary FF 2012
2012-07-10

Amsterdam, Int.Documentary FF
2011-11-16

Auckland/Wellington Film Festivals, New Zealand
2012-07-19

Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries
2012-09-05

Berlin Film Festival
2012-02-09

Cinematik International Film Festival Piestany
2012-09-07

Colombia, True/False Film Festival / USA
2012-03-01

Durban Int. Film Festival
2012-07-19

Edinburgh Int. FF
2012-06-20

Galway Int. FF, Film Fleadh
2012-07-10

Göteborg Int. Filmfestival
2012-01-27

Helsinki Film Festival
2012-09-15

International Documentar Filmfest Amsterdam
2011-11-25

Istanbul International Film Festival
2012-03-31

Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel
2012-07-05

Karlovy Vary 2012
2012-06-29

Lemesos International Doc. festival, Cyprus
2012-08-01

Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum
2012-11-08

Melbourne film Festival
2012-08-02

Moscow International Film Festival, Russia
2012-06-21

Munich International Film Festival
2012-06-29

New York New Directors/ New Films
2012-03-21

Quadrangle Film Festival
2012-09-14

Reykjavik international film festival
2012-09-27

Seattle International Film Festival, USA
2012-05-17

SilverDocs AFI/Discovery Channel Doc.Festival
2012-06-18

Sundance Film Festival
2012-01-19

Tempo Dokumentarfestival
2012-03-06

Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival
2012-03-09

Titanic Budapest Int. Film Festival
2012-04-13

Toronto Hot Docs Int. Doc. Festival
2012-04-26

Transilvania International Film Festival
2012-06-01

Vancouver International Film Festival
2012-09-29

Warsaw Planete Documental Review
2012-05-11

Zagreb Dox
2012-02-26