The Ambassador / Ambassadøren

Mads Brügger (DK, 2011)

Ambassadøren (Mads Brügger, DK, 2011)
Johan Stahl Winthereik

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 nations? "The Ambassador" is a genre-breaking and 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 roam free.

CategoryDK/Documentary

Basic information

Danish titleAmbassadøren
DirectorMads Brügger
ScreenplayMads Brügger
Director of PhotographyJohan Stahl Winthereik
Danish theatrical release05.10.2011
Production countryDenmark
Dialogue languageDanish, English, French, Sango
Duration93 min.
Production companyZentropa Real
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International saleTrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / DK-2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
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Additional information

Danish ratingAllowed for all

Full credits

Direction
Mads BrüggerDirection
Script
Maja Jul LarsenScreenplay
Mads BrüggerScreenplay
Production
Peter EngelProducer
Carsten HolstProducer
Petri RossiCo-producer
Peter De MaegdCo-producer
Tomas EskilssonCo-producer
Katarina KraveCo-producer
Madeleine EkmanCo-producer
Eva JakobsenProduction manager
Julie Elmquist E. NeergaardAssisting producer
Charlotte VintherLine producer
Peter Aalbæk JensenExecutive producer
Peter GardeExecutive producer
Jonas BaggerAssociate producer
Karen KristensenProduction assistant
Tobias Fønsskov DahlProduction assistant
Ask Kroager LundProduction assistant
Sarah Amalie NæsbyProduction assistant
Simon JacobsenProduction assistant
Héloïse Lalanne CastellanoProduction assistant
Jesper Jarl PedersenProducer's assistant: pre-production
Joanna Zofia Bard MikolajczykProducer's assistant: pre-production
Anna TolnovProducer's assistant: pre-production
Stine Lauritz LarsenProducer's assistant: pre-production
Marie Gade DenessenProducer's assistant: pre-production
Cecilie RuiPost-producton coordinator
Rune SøndergaardPost-production assistant
Cinematography
Johan Stahl WinthereikCinematographer
Maja Jul LarsenCinematographer: 2. unit
Sine Vadstrup BrookerCinematographer: 2. unit
Stills
Johan Stahl WinthereikStill photographer
Editing
Dan LoghinAssistant editor
Mikael ReidarOnline editor
Emil ErikssonOnline assistant
Olesya KireevaAssistant editor
Lárus Ren GudbjörnssonAssistant editor
Music
Mikkel MalthaMusic coordinator
Production design
Pernille SchellerupProperty master
Vibe HarsløfJewellery
Sound
Johan Stahl WinthereikRecording engineer
Hans Christian KockSound design
Hans Christian KockSound mixer
Lea KorsgaardSound editor
Visual effects
Simon LyttingDigital colorgrading
Lars "Lalo" WernerVFX design
Simon LyttingVFX design
Lars DelaTechnical support
Kasper SöderlundGraphic design
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Prix du JURYJEUNES long-métrage 2012 Geneve, Forum on Human Rights 2012
The ConScience Award 2012 Leuven, Docville 2012
Robert, Best Documentary:
Mads Brügger
2012 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2012

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Message to Man 20-09-2014
DOK.AT Kontroversiell 01-03-2014
Bratislava, One World International Film Festival 21-11-2013
Zwickl Schwandorfer Dokumentarfilmtage 01-10-2013
Uhuru Productions Cape Town, Tri Continental Film Festival 20-09-2013
Taipei, Urban Nomad Film Fest 25-04-2013
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 15-03-2013
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 04-03-2013
Berlin Around the World in 14 Films 30-11-2012
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 08-11-2012
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 03-11-2012
Leeds Int. Film Festival 01-11-2012
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 23-10-2012
Valladolid International Film Festival 20-10-2012
Osnabrueck Unabhaengiges FilmFest 10-10-2012
Sydney Antenna International Documentary Film Festival 10-10-2012
Vancouver International Film Festival 29-09-2012
Reykjavik Film Festival 27-09-2012
Helsinki Film Festival 15-09-2012
Shoreham, Quadrangle Film Festival 14-09-2012
Cinematik International Film Festival Piestany 07-09-2012
Riga, Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries 05-09-2012
Melbourne Film Festival 02-08-2012
Durban International Film Festival 19-07-2012
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 19-07-2012
Amsterdam, IDFA 10-07-2012
Galway International Film Festival, Film Fleadh 10-07-2012
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 05-07-2012
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 29-06-2012
München International Film Festival 29-06-2012
Moscow Int. Film Festival 21-06-2012
Edinburgh International Film Festival 20-06-2012
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 18-06-2012
Transilvania International Film Festival 01-06-2012
Seattle International Film Festival 17-05-2012
Warszawa, Against Gravity 11-05-2012
Leuven, Docville 27-04-2012
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 26-04-2012
Budapest Titanic International Film Festival 13-04-2012
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 31-03-2012
New York New Directors/New Films 21-03-2012
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 09-03-2012
Tempo Dokumentärfestival 06-03-2012
Geneve, Forum on Human Rights 02-03-2012
Columbia, True/False Film Festival 01-03-2012
ZagrebDox 26-02-2012
Göteborg International Film Festival 27-01-2012
Sundance Film Festival 19-01-2012
Amsterdam, IDFA 16-11-2011
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Registration of festival participation and awards

The Danish Film Institute registers international festival participation and awards for Danish films, though primarily for films whose festival distribution is handled by the Danish Film Institute, and primarily in connection with festivals prioritised by the Danish Film Institute. Festival participation and awards regarding Danish films that are not handled through the Danish Film Institute's festival distribution will only be registered in connection with "launch" festivals, according to the Danish Film Institute's list of priority festivals. See the list of priority festivals.

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Press material

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Ambassadøren. Mr. Cortzen and Mr. Gilbert in front of the diamant mine. By Johan Stahl Winthereik Photo: Johan Stahl Winthereik. Ambassadøren. Mr. Cortzen and Mr. Gilbert in front of the diamant mine.
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Ambassadøren. Mr. Cortzen and son of the president, Minister of  Defence Jean-Francis Bozize. By Johan Stahl Winthereik Photo: Johan Stahl Winthereik. Ambassadøren. Mr. Cortzen and son of the president, Minister of Defence Jean-Francis Bozize.
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Ambassadøren. Mr. Cortzen is appointed ambassador by Liberia's Foreign Minister, Toga McIntosh. By Sine Vadstrup Brooker Photo: Sine Vadstrup Brooker. Ambassadøren. Mr. Cortzen is appointed ambassador by Liberia's Foreign Minister, Toga McIntosh.
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Ambassadøren. Mr. Cortzen, Paul and Minister Gaston Mackouzangba in the Pygmy village. By Johan Stahl Winthereik Photo: Johan Stahl Winthereik. Ambassadøren. Mr. Cortzen, Paul and Minister Gaston Mackouzangba in the Pygmy village.
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Ambassadøren. Portrait of direcor Mads Brügger. Framegrab Photo: Johan Stahl Winthereik. Ambassadøren. Direcor Mads Brügger.
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Ambassadøren. Portrait of director Mads Brügger by Johan Stahl Winthereik Photo: Johan Stahl Winthereik. Ambassadøren. Director Mads Brügger
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Ambassadøren. Priority Still. By Johan Stahl Winthereik Photo: Johan Stahl Winthereik. Ambassadøren. Priority Still.
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Reviews and articles

Artikel (Politiken, 2 September 2012)

Interview (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 18 August 2012)

Interview (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 18 August 2012)

Interview (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 18 August 2012)

Interview (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 18 August 2012)

Artikel (Kristeligt Dagblad - Krasnik, 17 August 2012)

Artikel (Politiken - Thorsen, 17 August 2012)

Artikel (Politiken - Brügger, 17 August 2012)

Artikel (Politiken - Brügger, 17 August 2012)

Artikel (Kristeligt Dagblad - Krasnik, 17 August 2012)

Artikel (Politiken - Thorsen, 17 August 2012)

Artikel (Politiken - Brügger, 17 August 2012)

Artikel (Politiken - Brügger, 17 August 2012)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Enggaard, 25 January 2012)

Varia (Politiken, 21 January 2012)

Varia (Børsen - Groenbech Larsen, 25 November 2011)

Artikel (Information - Elmelund, 17 November 2011)

Varia (Ekstra Bladet - Bladet, 27 October 2011)

Varia (Politiken - Bo, 27 October 2011)

Varia (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten, 27 October 2011)

Varia (Kristeligt Dagblad - Ritzau, 19 October 2011)

Varia (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Ritzau, 19 October 2011)

Artikel (BT - Erlandsson, 10 October 2011)

Interview (BT - Erlandsson, 8 October 2011)

Interview (BT - Erlandsson, 8 October 2011)

Varia (Berlingske Tidende - Jensen, 8 October 2011)

Varia (Berlingske Tidende - Jensen, 8 October 2011)

Artikel (Ekstra Bladet - Lykke, 7 October 2011)

Anmeldelse (Weekendavisen - Lassen, 7 October 2011)

Anmeldelse (Berlingske Tidende - Wendt Jensen, 5 October 2011)

Anmeldelse (Information - Movin, 5 October 2011)

Anmeldelse (Kristeligt Dagblad - Schantz Lauridsen, 5 October 2011)

Anmeldelse (Metroexpress - Østergaard, 5 October 2011)

Anmeldelse (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Levinsen, 5 October 2011)

Interview (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Fyhn Christensen, 5 October 2011)

Interview (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Fyhn Christensen, 5 October 2011)

Interview (Politiken - Peitersen, 5 October 2011)

Interview (Politiken - Peitersen, 5 October 2011)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 4 October 2011)

Interview (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 30 September 2011)

Interview (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 30 September 2011)

Anmeldelse (Ekstra Bladet - Krefeld, 29 September 2011)

Artikel (Information - Henriksen, 29 September 2011)

Artikel (Information - Henriksen, 29 September 2011)

Anmeldelse (Information - Henriksen, 23 September 2011)

Artikel (BT - Hartung, 5 August 2011)

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