The Ambassador is a highly engaging, fascinating piece of investigative journalism in which Mads Brugger, the director and former journalist, blows the top off the global scheme of political corruption and exploitation going on in one of the most dangerous places on the planet, the Central African Republic. It's a unique film, in which Mads Brugger transforms himself into a European Bureacrat, going to the black-market to pick up the diplomatic credentials necessary to immerse himself in this world. Brugger uses an abundance of hidden cameras to film his experiences, as he encounters bribery and blood diamond smuggling among other monstrosities as he systemically makes his way into this corrupt world. Once thing that took me off guard about Mads Brugger's The Ambassador is just how much dark humor exists, with Brugger routinely entertaining with his wit. Considering the circumstances, it's amazing how the film remains rather playful and light-hearted, considering the rather insane and infuriating subject matter. It's a film that will no doubt enrage some viewers, as it exposes all the post-colonial corruption of Africa but I have to give credit to Mads Brugger for simply having the courage to create this type of pseudo-documentary, especially considering the type of people who he was involved with on a daily basis. The Ambassador is one of the most insane exposes in investigative journalism I have ever seen, being certainly worth your time based on the fascinating subject matter alone.
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