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The Ambassador trailer hits hard

TheAmbassador.jpgI missed The Ambassador at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year and it was one of the films I really kicked myself for not managing to see. It's a documentary that sees a Danish film-maker and journalist pose as an International Ambassador to expose the corruption within the politics around the Central African Republic.

Even just reading the blurb it's a shocking story but seeing the trailer is an even more surprising experience and sets the film up well. It looks like the man behind the documentary, Mads Brügger, manages to get himself into some terrifying situations with some terrifying people.

Here's the blurb for the film:

This darkly comic, genre-bending piece of journalism from international provocateur Mads Brugger 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-marked diplomatic credentials and a bleeding-edge wit, Bruegger transforms himself into an outlandish caricature of a European-African Consul. As he immerses himself in the life-threatening underworld of nefarious bureaucrats, Bruegger encounters blood diamond smuggling, bribery, and even murder--while somehow managing to crack amazing razor-sharp barbs at every steps along the way. From each absurdly terrifying/hilarious situation to the next, The Ambassador is a one-of-a-kind excursion.

The trailer comes through TrailerAddict and really does a good job for The Ambassador. While you can see some funny moments in the events and the character that Mads Brügger has created, there is a growing tension and concern for him throughout the trailer and it does look like it could get rather dicey.

Here is The Ambassador trailer:

I do have to see this film.




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