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The Red Chapel

Det Røde Kapel

(DVD - 2011)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Red Chapel
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"Combining the muckraking spirit of Michael Moore with the confrontational comedy of Borat, The Red Chapel is a one-of-a-kind documentary that reveals the injustices of North Korea with a hilariously dark wit ... a trio of Danish comedians, who call themselves "The Red Chapel", pretend to be regime sympathizers and mount an absurd variety show in Pyongyang. This stunt is led by the acerbic director Mads Brügger, and assisted by Simon Jul and Jacob Nossell, two performers of South Korean descent. Constantly shadowed by their guide, Mrs. Pak, they fake allegiance to Kim Jong-il and hope for "One Korea." Only Jacob is allowed to speak his mind. Suffering from cerebral palsy, his halting speech is impossible to translate, so he insults his socialist hosts and receives smiles in return ... an unconventional, hilarious and damning peek into a totalitarian nightmare." -- Container.
Published: New York, NY : Lorber Films : Kino Lorber Education [distributor], [2011]
Branch Call Number: DVD 951.93 RED
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (88 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternate Title: Røde kapel

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Dec 09, 2012
  • Devacalder rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It was interesting being able to actually see how the people inside North Korea function, but I disagree with the synopsis. There's nothing Borat or Moore-esque about this documentary. I would not consider this a comedy.

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