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Two Danish comics and a filmmaker go to North Korea disguised as a vaudeville act with the goal of ridiculing the nation's oppressive laws and customs.

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Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Executive Producer
René Johannsen
Cinematographer

Critic Reviews for The Red Chapel

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (3)

  • Brgger, borrowing moves from the Herzog playbook (including sardonic voiceover) prevaricates continuously, skewering the hapless state at every opportunity.

    June 17, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Rarely has comedy been as unnerving as it is in The Red Chapel. Perhaps that's because it's hard to tell who the joke is on. One thing's for sure, though: North Korea isn't laughing.

    March 4, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Things might not go quite as Brgger planned, but as is so often the case, that seems to have been for the best.

    March 4, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The Red Chapel becomes an infectiously funny, gonzo glimpse into the sausage-making process of propaganda.

    December 29, 2010 | Full Review…
  • Every documentary has an agenda, one supposes, but this would-be-serious condemnation of North Korea, lacking actual back-up or essential humor, merely consists of one man's obsessive and puerile snarkiness.

    December 29, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Red Chapel

  • Dec 10, 2010
    A Danish filmmaker and two Danish/Korean comedians, one of them mentally handicapped go to North Korea to put on a show, and come back with a surprisingly moving act of cinematic subversion, as they slyly undermine Kim Jong-Il's regime unbeknownst to their strict but oblivious handlers. At once a gleefully underhanded "Punking" of the Dear Leader, and a frightening look at real life 1984 run amok. Its real achievement, however, is its heartbreaking and multifaceted look at real North Koreans trapped in a repressive regime.
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