The Mole 1:2

Mads Brügger, Denmark, 2020

63 min.Series (documentary)

In 2010, Danish director Mads Brügger received an email. It was a man, who had seen a documentary Mads made about North Korea and asked if he would be interested in making a new film. This one should be about this man - ‘The Mole’ - and his quest to become an undercover member of his local North Korean ‘friendship’ association in Denmark. The Mole rises through the ranks of the organisation, and wins the trust of the president of the KFA, Alejandro Cao de Benos, who asks him to help source investors interested in business deals with North Korea. And that’s where Mr. James gets into the picture...
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title The Mole 1:2
Danish title Muldvarpen 1:2
Part of The Mole (overview)
Keywords North Korea, Moles, Dictatorship, Secrets, Denmark, Espionage
Director Mads Brügger
Producer Bjarte Mørner Tveit, Peter Engel
Director of Photography Tore Vollan, Jonas Berlin, Ola Waagen
Editor Karen Graveås, Carsten Søsted
Production country Denmark
International sales
Online release 12.01.2022, Filmcentralen
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Production company
Executive Producer Piraya Film
Co-production Wingman Media
With support from Norsk Filminstitutt, Mediefondet Zefyr, Stiftelsen Matriark, Det Danske Filminstitut, Hinterland AS, Creative Europe, Fritt Ord


Direction Mads Brügger


Producer Bjarte Mørner Tveit
Producer Peter Engel
Field producer Heine Kaarsberg


Cinematographer Tore Vollan
Cinematographer Jonas Berlin
Cinematographer Ola Waagen
First assistant camera Heine Kaarsberg


Editor Karen Graveås
Editor Carsten Søsted

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