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The Ambassador

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4.3 out of 5 stars (12) IMDb 7.3/10

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, 37 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Director Mads Brügger
Starring Mads Brügger
Studio Image Entertainment
MPAA rating Unrated (Not Rated)
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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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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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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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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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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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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You gotta watch this, this guy attempts to pull off one of the craziest international business ventures I've ever seen or even heard of anything done like this before and to think he was able to film the entire process (mostly with hidden cameras) is unbelievable. I don't want to spoil any of the story but let's just say this is just a regular guy who's not rich nor does he have powerful connections yet his ambition is to own a Diamond mine in Africa and is willing to meet his goal no matter what the cost. This doc has everything, suspense, humor, adventure, it's educational, and very unpredictable. Is an amazing story and a must see; I rate this as a rare 5 star... You're gonna love it. http://docjunky.com/the-ambassador/
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