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The Ambassador

Mads Brügger, Denmark, 2011

93 min.DK/Documentary

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.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Library
Danish title Ambassadøren
Other titles The Ambassador
Keywords Diplomacy, Diamonds, Corruption, Diamond trade, Central African Republic, Liberia, Africa, 2010-2019
Director Mads Brügger
Screenplay Maja Jul Larsen, Mads Brügger
Producer Peter Engel, Carsten Holst
Director of Photography Johan Stahl Winthereik
Production country Denmark
Production companies Zentropa Real
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International sale TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Danish theatrical release 05.10.2011
Cinemas Albertslund Biograferne, Reprise Teatret, Grand, Ishøj Bio, Værløse Bio, Baltoppen Bio 1-2, Park Bio, Glostrup Bio, Bio Viften (Rødovre), Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby) samt 29 biografer i provinsen, inkl. Grønland
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Zentropa Real
Domestic distribution DOXBIO

Direction

Direction Mads Brügger

Script

Story Mads Brügger
Screenplay Maja Jul Larsen
Screenplay Mads Brügger

Production

Producer Peter Engel
Producer Carsten Holst
Co-producer Petri Rossi
Co-producer Peter De Maegd
Co-producer Tomas Eskilsson
Co-producer Katarina Krave
Co-producer Madeleine Ekman
Co-producer Richard Georg Engström
Production manager Eva Jakobsen
Assisting producer Julie Elmquist E. Neergaard
Line producer Charlotte Vinther
Executive producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Executive producer Peter Garde
Associate producer Jonas Bagger
Production assistant Karen Kristensen
Production assistant Tobias Fønsskov Dahl
Production assistant Ask Kroager Lund
Production assistant Sarah Amalie Næsby
Production assistant Simon Jacobsen
Production assistant Héloïse Lalanne Castellano
Producer's assistant: pre-production Jesper Jarl Pedersen
Producer's assistant: pre-production Joanna Zofia Bard Mikolajczyk
Producer's assistant: pre-production Anna Tolnov
Producer's assistant: pre-production Stine Lauritz Larsen
Producer's assistant: pre-production Marie Gade Denessen
Post-producton coordinator Cecilie Rui
Post-production assistant Rune Søndergaard

Cinematography

Cinematographer Johan Stahl Winthereik
Cinematographer: 2. unit Maja Jul Larsen
Cinematographer: 2. unit Sine Vadstrup Brooker

Stills

Still photographer Johan Stahl Winthereik

Editing

Editor Carsten Søsted
Editor Kimmo Taavila
Editor Leif Axel Kjeldsen
Assistant editor Dan Loghin
Online editor Mikael Reidar
Online assistant Emil Eriksson
Assistant editor Olesya Kireeva
Assistant editor Lárus Ren Gudbjörnsson

Music

Music Tin Soheili
Music Niklas Schak
Music coordinator Mikkel Maltha

Production design

Property master Pernille Schellerup
Jewellery Vibe Harsløf

Sound

Recording engineer Johan Stahl Winthereik
Sound design Hans Christian Kock
Sound design Andreas Kongsgaard Mogensen
Sound mixer Hans Christian Kock
Sound mixer Andreas Kongsgaard Mogensen
Sound editor Lea Korsgaard

Visual effects

Digital colorgrading Simon Lytting
VFX design Lars "Lalo" Werner
VFX design Simon Lytting
Technical support Lars Dela
Graphic design Kasper Söderlund

Awards and nominations

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

Festival screenings

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

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Artikel Politiken 2012-09-02
Interview Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2012-08-18
Interview Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2012-08-18
Interview Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2012-08-18
Interview Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2012-08-18
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad Benjamin Kasnik 2012-08-17
Artikel Politiken Andreas Thorsen 2012-08-17
Artikel Politiken Mads Brugger 2012-08-17
Artikel Politiken Mads Brugger 2012-08-17
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad Benjamin Kasnik 2012-08-17
Artikel Politiken Andreas Thorsen 2012-08-17
Artikel Politiken Mads Brugger 2012-08-17
Artikel Politiken Mads Brugger 2012-08-17
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Michael Enggaard 2012-01-25
Varia Politiken 2012-01-21
Varia Børsen Susan Groenbech 2011-11-25
Artikel Information Rasmus Elmelund 2011-11-17
Varia Ekstra Bladet 2011-10-27
Varia Politiken Michael Bo 2011-10-27
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten 2011-10-27
Varia Kristeligt Dagblad ritzau 2011-10-19
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten ritzau 2011-10-19
Artikel BT Kirsten Erlandsson 2011-10-10
Interview BT Kirsten Erlandsson 2011-10-08
Interview BT Kirsten Erlandsson 2011-10-08
Varia Berlingske Tidende Sten Jensen 2011-10-08
Varia Berlingske Tidende Sten Jensen 2011-10-08
Artikel Ekstra Bladet Allan Lykke 2011-10-07
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Nikolaj Mangurten Lassen 2011-10-07
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Jacob Wendt Jensen 2011-10-05
Anmeldelse Information Lars Movin 2011-10-05
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Palle Schantz Lauridsen 2011-10-05
Anmeldelse Metroexpress Henrik Oestergaard 2011-10-05
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Jakob Levinsen 2011-10-05
Interview Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Mikkel Fyhn Christensen 2011-10-05
Interview Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Mikkel Fyhn Christensen 2011-10-05
Interview Politiken Nina Peitersen 2011-10-05
Interview Politiken Nina Peitersen 2011-10-05
Anmeldelse Politiken Kim Skotte 2011-10-04
Interview Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2011-09-30
Interview Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2011-09-30
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Kirstine Krefeld 2011-09-29
Artikel Information Johannes Henriksen 2011-09-29
Artikel Information Johannes Henriksen 2011-09-29
Anmeldelse Information Johannes Henriksen 2011-09-23
Artikel BT Berit Hartung 2011-08-05