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The Ambassador

  Unrated HD

Mads Brügger

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Plot Summary

This darkly comic, genre-bending piece of gonzo journalism from international provocateur Mads Brügger (filmmaker of Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Red Chapel) rips the corroded lid off the global scheme of political corruption and exploitation happening in one of the most dangerous places on the planet: the Central African Republic. Armed with a phalanx of hidden cameras, black-market diplomatic credentials and a bleeding-edge wit, Brügger transforms himself into an outlandish caricature of a European-African consul. As he immerses himself in the life-threatening underworld of nefarious bureaucrats, Brügger encounters blood diamond smuggling, bribery, and even murder -- while somehow managing to crack amazing razor-sharp barbs at every step along the way. From each absurdly terrifying/hilarious situation to the next, The Ambassador is a one-of-a-kind excursion from the man whom The Huffington Post has called "the most provocative filmmaker in the world."


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 36
  • Fresh: 27
  • Rotten: 9
  • Average Rating: 6.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Mr. Brugger's portrait of shameless, routine collusion between exploitative foreigners and dysfunctional dictatorships is depressing and undeniable. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Aug 29, 2012

Fresh: Brugger ensures it's a fairly entertaining excursion, especially when he starts to enjoy getting into character as the nefarious white man in Africa. – Leslie Felperin, Variety, Aug 27, 2012

Fresh: Part muckraking nonfiction film, part performance piece, it is a nervy documentary guaranteed, depending on who you are, to enlighten, disturb or offend. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Aug 30, 2012

Rotten: The bold Brugger gets some interesting stuff, but it doesn't quite add up to an expose. – Mark Jenkins, NPR, Aug 29, 2012

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The Ambassador
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2011

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