CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - cinema review
The Ambassador - admission free
directed by Mads Brügger. Denmark, 2011 (97 min.) - original version with Italian subtitles
Introduced by Francesca Sibani (Internazionale).
What happens when a (very) white European illegally acquires the credentials to become a Liberian diplomat and lands in one of the most corrupt and dangerous countries on the African continent? After his adventure in North Korea, recounted in The Red Chapel, Mads Brügger returns to the Internazionale retrospective in Rome with a new "journalistic performance", an investigation conducted in the first person into the secret and corrupt world of diplomacy in Africa. The Danish film director dons the garb of a Liberian ambassador in the Central African Republic and gains accreditation with the local elite. On the pretext of setting up a match factory, he actually seeks to lay his hands on a shipment of illegally mined diamonds.
Admission via steps in via Milano 9A
Admission free while places last