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The Ambassador

Ambassadøren (Denmark)

Directed by:
Mads Brügger
Cast:
Bob Marley Charlotte Rampling Stanislav Grof Louise Fokkens Klavdia Matveevna Lobanova
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2012
Category:
Synopsis:

A strange, enigmatic and decadent white diplomat arrives in central Africa, looking like a mixture of Henry Stanley and Karl Lagerfeld. He has recently bought an ambassadorship and claims to be a do-good rich business man, who has come to spearhead a diplomatic mission. Officially he is there to start a factory that produces matches - this, to employ locals and teach how to make this simple piece of fire-making equipment. Unofficially he is really there to gain access to vast reserves of diamonds. The Ambassador is a genre-breaking, tragic comedy about the bizarre world of African diplomacy.

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