THE RED CHAPEL

By Mads Brügger

FACTS

Title: THE RED CHAPEL
Original title: Det Røde Kapel
Director: Mads Brügger
Producers: Peter Engel
Executive producers: Mette Hoffmann Meyer, Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Film status: Internationally Premiered
Cast: Simon Jul Jørgensen, Jacob Nossell
Genre: Documentry
Duration: 87 min
Language: English
Additional Languages: Danish
Production Company: Zentropa Entertainments
Scriptwriter: Mads Brügger
Cinematographer: René Johannsen, Johan Stahl
Production year: 2009
Editor: René Johannsen
Local release: 20-08-2009

A journalist with no scruples, a spastic, and a comedian travel to North Korea with a mission - to challenge the conditions of the smile in one of the world’s most notorious regimes. On the pretext of being a small theatre troupe on a cultural exchange visit from Denmark, 'The Red Chapel' was given permission to travel to North Korea with the objective of performing at special events for selected audiences. But in reality the small troupe was compromised of a group who had no such intentions. The Red Chapel chronicles the amusing and often bizarre encounters between this Danish “theatre troupe” and their North Korean hosts in a one of a kind, East-meets-West-meets-East look at cultural exchange in the modern world's last anti-globalist bastion.

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Sundance Film Festival
Awards: WorldCinema Jury Prize: Documentary
2010-01-21

Reykjavik international film festival
Awards: Best Nordic Documentary
2009-09-25

Amsterdam, Int.Documentary FF
2011-11-09

Austin SXSW Film Festival
2010-03-12

Barcelona Sitges Int. Film Festival
2010-10-07

Bratislava Art Film Festival
2010-06-18

Brisbane Int. FF
2010-11-14

Canberra Int. FF
2010-10-27