The Mole

(Muldvarpen - Undercover i Nordkorea)

The Mole

Unconventional Danish director Mads Brügger has yet again shifted the boundaries of his original work. This time he set a trap – and caught the dictatorial North Korean regime.

This dramatic and hard-to-believe story starts when former chef Ulrich Larsen, now living on social security, decides to join the international Korean Friendship Association. When he gains favour with the organization’s powerful head Alejandro Cao de Benós, who has contacts among senior officials in Pyongyang, he asks film director Brügger if he would like to document the promisingly developing situation. Things go quickly after that. The idiosyncratic investor James enters the picture, as well as North Korean political and military leaders, and a deal involving millions of dollars in weapons starts to evolve. How far is it possible to go in this dangerous game? The secret filming took ten years and a UN expert described the result as the greatest embarrassment Kim Jong-un has ever suffered.

About the film

Director: Mads Brügger
Norway, Denmark, UK, Sweden
2020 | 120 min.

Language: Danish, English

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

Director

Mads Brügger

Filmography
2020 - The Mole
2019 - Cold Case Hammarskjöld
2018 - Sankt Bernhard Syndikatet
2011 - The Ambassador
2009 - Red Chape

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