‘The Ambassador,’ Directed by Mads Brugger – NYTimes.com

Not sure if I’ll love or hate this film (film.com, “doesn’t quite dig deep enough’), but definitely added to my Netflix saved queue–and perhaps one to screen someday.

It is also sometimes difficult to read Mr. Brugger’s intentions. “The Ambassador” is both a satire of European cynicism and an exposé of African corruption, but a crucial element of social or ethical concern is missing. There is, for example, no sense of the toll that venal governments and abusive business practices exact on ordinary Africans, and the arrogant contempt that his alter ego shows for the Central African Republic and its people sometimes seems to belong to Mr. Brugger as well.

via ‘The Ambassador,’ Directed by Mads Brugger – NYTimes.com.

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