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The Ambassador (Mads Brügger, 2011)
Mads Brügger’s documentary (assuming that most of it is real) is a tour de force of “performative journalism” in which he exposes the corruption of the Central African Republic by passing himself off, serious Borat-style with shadily obtained legit documents to boot, as a diamond-hungry Liberian businessman and diplomat seeking to open a match factory in Bangui. Wildly interesting, yet scattered, loosely knit and bordeline exploitative, The Ambassador remains a direct and riveting dive into European corruption that also happens to be hilarious and frustrating at the same time.

The Ambassador (Mads Brügger, 2011)

Mads Brügger’s documentary (assuming that most of it is real) is a tour de force of “performative journalism” in which he exposes the corruption of the Central African Republic by passing himself off, serious Borat-style with shadily obtained legit documents to boot, as a diamond-hungry Liberian businessman and diplomat seeking to open a match factory in Bangui. Wildly interesting, yet scattered, loosely knit and bordeline exploitative, The Ambassador remains a direct and riveting dive into European corruption that also happens to be hilarious and frustrating at the same time.