The Ambassador UNRATED

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(11) IMDb 7.3/10
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The Ambassador is a genre-breaking, tragic comedy about the bizarre and hidden world of African diplomacy, where diamond hustlers and corrupt politicians run free.

Starring:
Mads Brügger
Runtime:
1 hour 38 minutes

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The Ambassador

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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Director Mads Brügger
Starring Mads Brügger
Studio Image Entertainment
MPAA rating Unrated
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

It is the best documentary I've ever seen.
gigi
An entertaining and daring insight into the real world of "diplomacy" in the remotest parts of Africa.
Tween Publishing LLC (Consignment)
I will say, it is a very interesting and good movie.
Rodceasar

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jim O'Quinn on September 8, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I thought it was scripted and acted, as no individual with a sane mind would film this cast of characters surreptitiously because if you are discovered, you are dead! Throughout out the whole movie I was thinking how clever they were to script this film, get random people off the street to act, and use a crafty cinematographer who was able to give it a gritty, dirty documentary look. That was an intriguing combination when mixed together!

But, nooooo! After the movie I did a little digging and much to my surprise it was not acted! Not scripted! Was shot undercover! I found a whole new level of respect for Mads, plus his secretary/production manager, and the movie moved up to the top notch after discovering how it was created.

AAAAA+++++ WILL SEE AGAIN.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gigi on September 6, 2012
Format: Amazon Instant Video
I saw this documentary at the Toronto "Hot Docs" documentary film festival. It is the best documentary I've ever seen. It is such an exposé into the world of diamond smuggling and corruption in Africa, but it is also darkly funny. You will be shocked while laughing at the same time, and shocked that you are laughing. Watch it!
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By james eastman on November 26, 2014
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So real. This is what goes on daily behind the scenes.
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Amazing that it is actual real footage of the level of corruption in Africa. The fact that you can buy diplomatic credentials is so disturbing yet fascinating as well.

The reporter is incredible brave to bring this story to world. I'm not sure how it was financed because it seems that he had to actually pay quite a bit of money in bribes.

It's an important story that needs to be told; though it is not a gripping story because real life, including corrupt people is quite mundane.
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I am very pleased with the purchase of this movie. I read a review of it in the New York Observer and decided to buy it, once it was released. I will say, it is a very interesting and good movie. For those who have traveled to and have knowledge of Africa, we can relate to corruption and how things can be done with bribes, etc.

I would recommend this movie highly!
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By John Chandler on April 10, 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
It is really hard to believe that a) anyone could be so bold or stupid as to film all the scenes that appear as certain death surely would lurk on every corner and b) that if indeed it was true he never seems to have been caught out. I am still uncertain as to how much is real and how much was added later. In any event it plays as if all of it could be true and we all know that much of Africa operates in such a way, the CAR is no exception, what about Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Congo as obvious examples.
Whichever way you look at it the film is an almost unbelievable romp. The disc has a few menu faults as the selections are cross linked and you have to try your luck to get the extras.
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