Hybriddokumentaren - en ny genre? med fokus på "Det Røde Kapel"

Vinoth Nirmalananthan, Emma Nielsen, Alexander Christian Hagedorn Tonnesen, Michael Hovmand Hansen, Joachim Frederik Talbro Paulsen & Signe Marie Herly

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


In this project we wish to define the hybrid of fact and fiction, called documentary hybrid, which is an up-and-coming trend in television and movies. To do this, we use theoretical empirical data to establish a definition of the documentary genre on its own and examine how fictionalization can challenge the expectations of reality, for the audience. Our empirical data consist of Bill Nichols’ documentary types, Louise Brix Jacobsen’s fictionalization theories, Michael Billig’s theories of humor, Rick Altman’s genre theories, and Poul Behrendt’s theories of the double contract among others. To exemplify these theories, we examine the fictionalized codes used in the hybrid documentary “The Red Chapel” (2009), directed by Danish journalist Mads Brügger. The movie revolves around the Danish/Korean comedy duo, Simon Jul and Jacob Nossell who, together with director Mads Brügger, travel to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Here they, disguised as a theatre group, set up a play for The Dear Leader in order to exchange cultures, although the real purpose, according to Mads Brügger, is to expose the core evil of North Korea. The team use Simon and Jacob’s Korean roots as a ticket into the roots of the totalitarian dictatorship in North Korea.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato20 dec. 2016
Antal sider56
VejledereKatrine Sommer Boysen


  • humor
  • satire
  • dokumentar
  • fiktionalisering
  • røde kapel
  • mads brügger