The Red Chapel

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Released 2009

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Director:
Mads Brügger
Released:
2009
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A trio of Danish comedians, who call themselves "The Red Chapel," pretend to be regime sympathizers and mount an absurd variety show in Pyongyang. The result is an unconventional, hilarious peek into a totalitarian regime.

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  • 88

    New York Post Kyle Smith

    For boldness of execution as well as vision, The Red Chapel stands out as a singular, important comedy.

  • 80

    Time Out New York Eric Hynes

    Uniting Sacha Baron Cohen's daredevilry with Werner Herzog's bombast, Brügger aims to expose "the evilness of North Korea" with a gloriously incoherent, kazoo-and-whoopee-cushion...

  • 30

    The New York Times Neil Genzlinger

    The product - sloppy even by guerrilla filmmaking standards - has no revelations to offer that are worth the slog of watching it.

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Comedy, Documentary