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The Red Chapel (Det Røde Kapel)

  • Indiewire  News

    Lorber Takes Sundance Winner "The Red Chapel"

    Lorber Films announced from Cannes today that they have acquired all North American rights for "The Red Chapel," directed by Mads Bruegger. The film won the 2010 Sundance Grand Jury Prize in the World Documentary category and was an official selection of the New Directors/New Films series presented by MoMA and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The acquistion was negotiated on behalf of Lorber Films by Richard Lorber, CEO and Co-President, and Elizabeth Sheldon, Vice President, with Kim Christiansen, Co-production Manager, and Christina Muller, Sales Manager, of DRTV. THE RED CHAPEL was produced by Zentropa, Lars von Trier's production com...

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  • Indiewire  Reviews

    REVIEW | Korean Conflict: "The Red Chapel"

    In 2006, Danish journalist and filmmaker Mads Brügger journeyed to North Korea with two performers, Simon Jul and Jacob Nossell, to reveal the corruption of the country's censorship up close. The ruse was an elaborate combination of documentary exposé, performance art and advocacy: Jul, a noted Danish actor, and Nossell, a "spastic" stand-up comic whose speech impairments make his words difficult to decipher in any language, would perform a play for Korean locals approved by the government. Through covert messages, they would reveal a dangerous culture of repression. The result, assembled into the feature-length documentary "The Red Chapel," ...

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