Simon Freiesleben Hansen, Ludvig Plähn, Aaron Jack, Mathias Hammer Tuxen, Morten Lech Pedersen, Oliver Uldall Bøttner & Sofie Emilie Nepper-Christensen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This study seeks to answer the question: Have we have reached the boundaries for what can be called documentary film, and furthermore, has the director Mads Brügger crossed them in his movie the Ambassador? In our attempt to answer this question, we have analyzed the Ambassador to determine its genre and the means used to convince people of its message. We’ve also read and analyzed several articles about the documentary. Through these articles, we have become aware of how people criticize the movie and how Brügger relates to the reception – and criticism – of his movie. We have discussed the reception and following debate about the movie, to find what ethic point-of-view the different critics assume, when discussing the movie, and how Brügger himself defends his decisions from an ethic point-of-view. We have come to the conclusion that The Ambassador cannot be defined as a classic documentary film, because it is draws from such a large amount of fictive elements, that it no longer merely represents reality – but also seeks to create a reality of its own. Therefore it must be a form of pseudo-documentary, containing and blending both documentary and fictional values.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato28 jun. 2013
VejledereCarsten Tage Nielsen


  • Dokumentarisme
  • Etik
  • Mads Brügger
  • Ambassadøren
  • Dokumentarfilm
  • Bill Nichols