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  • The Red Chapel

    2009. Denmark. Mads Brügger. 87 min.

Friday, November 12, 2010, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • The Red Chapel

    2009. Denmark. Directed by Mads Brügger. Denmark launches an all-out attack on North Korea in this has-to-be-seen-to-be-believed documentary that ventures into territory somewhere between Michael Moore and Borat. Bankrolled by Lars von Trier’s Zentropa production company, the aptly named Mads Brügger travels to Pyongyang on a feigned mission of cultural exchange, bringing a camera crew and the Danish-Korean slapstick-comedy team Red Chapel. The duo consists of Simon, who aims to perform an acoustic rendition of Oasis’s “Wonderwall” accompanied by a choir of Korean schoolgirls, and Jacob, a self-described “spastic” whose mangled speech is incomprehensible to the minders assigned to “assist” the troupe. And while the duped hosts get more than they bargain for—a lot more—the Danish visitors find things aren’t as ethically clear-cut as they’d prefer them to be. Print Courtesy of Kino Lorber Films. 87 min.

In the Film exhibition The Contenders 2010

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