The Ambassador

Director Mads Brügger goes undercover as a South African diplomat to reveal the nefarious and bizarre underworld of backdoor political scheming. The Ambassador is a Gonzo-journalistic documentary with strokes of dark comedy. Official summary can be read as follows:

“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.”

Check out the the extraordinary trailer down below!

The Ambassador, 2011