Cheerfully intrepid—some might say kamikaze—Danish journalist Mads Brügger (The Red Chapel) is back with an outrageous new comedic documentary, The Ambassador. In the film Brügger dons some expensive white linen suits, employs a gold-plated cigarette holder and becomes the mysterious “Mr. Corzen,” a shady character who purchases—yes, purchases—an ambassadorship from the country of Liberia via an Internet broker! Hilarity—as well as blood diamonds, murder and bribery—ensues.
In the video below, I asked Mads some questions, like “Why did no one ever comment on the absurdity of a white Danish guy acting as the envoy from Liberia to the Central African Republic?”, if there was ever at any point during the making of The Ambassador when Brügger feared that his brazen ruse was about to be exposed and if he’s worried now that Liberia wants Denmark to extradite him!
Tonight in Hollywood, Mads Brügger will be at the 8pm screening of The Ambassador at Cinefamily and tomorrow at the 7pm screening as well, and the film has a one-week run there through September 6th.
The Ambassador is currently screening in New York, San Francisco, Austin and several other cities across America and on most major cable TV video-on-demand platforms.
Watch the trailer, below: