The Ambassador

2012

The Ambassador

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This darkly comic, genre-bending piece of gonzo journalism from international provocateur Mads Brügger 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-market diplomatic credentials and a bleeding-edge wit, Brügger transforms himself into an outlandish caricature of a European-African consul. As he immerses himself in the life-threatening underworld of nefarious bureaucrats, Brügger encounters blood diamond smuggling, bribery, and even murder -- while somehow managing to crack amazing razor-sharp barbs at every step along the way. -- (C) Drafthouse

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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (27) | Rotten (10)

  • At film's end, you'll probably feel like having a long, hot shower, metaphoric or otherwise, to wash away the mire Brügger has presented.

    Jan 11, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • [Brugger] returns with a jaw-dropping exposé of postcolonial corruption; he's lucky he returned with his head.

    Oct 4, 2012 | Full Review…
  • You can imagine how this could have become a 1950s British comedy. It is all real.

    Oct 4, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • 'The Ambassador" is a sociopolitical prankumentary in which the prank blows up in the filmmaker's face, exploding-cigar style.

    Sep 20, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

    Ty Burr

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  • The picture sometimes seems to have been assembled rather than creatively edited.

    Sep 6, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • A stunning, funny, and vital piece of guerilla cinema.

    Aug 31, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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