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      The Red Chapel

      Released Dec 29, 2010 1h 28m Documentary Comedy List
      63% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 74% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Two Danish comics and a filmmaker go to North Korea disguised as a vaudeville act with the goal of ridiculing the nation's oppressive laws and customs. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jun 20 Buy Now

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      Chris Chang Film Comment Magazine Brgger, borrowing moves from the Herzog playbook (including sardonic voiceover) prevaricates continuously, skewering the hapless state at every opportunity. Jun 17, 2013 Full Review Tom Long Detroit News Rarely has comedy been as unnerving as it is in The Red Chapel. Perhaps that's because it's hard to tell who the joke is on. One thing's for sure, though: North Korea isn't laughing. Rated: B+ Mar 4, 2011 Full Review Mark Olsen Los Angeles Times Things might not go quite as Brgger planned, but as is so often the case, that seems to have been for the best. Rated: 4/5 Mar 4, 2011 Full Review David Noh Film Journal International Every documentary has an agenda, one supposes, but this would-be-serious condemnation of North Korea, lacking actual back-up or essential humor, merely consists of one man's obsessive and puerile snarkiness. Dec 29, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Utterly unsettling. It a fantastic look into North Korea's government, but its not for the light of heart. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member It was very interesting to see the effects of the North Korean hosts on the Danish team as time went by. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review markus m While the film doesn't really teach you anything new but only works to reaffirm what you already knew about North Korea, it does to its credit at least do that well. 8-/10 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I really wish this would have been more revealing. But we really don't get to see much. Pretty boring overall. I feel like I wasted most of my time. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Sad and fascinating look at North Korea. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member One Korea!!! Down with the U.S Imperialists. Do we live in our own version of this propaganda? Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Two Danish comics and a filmmaker go to North Korea disguised as a vaudeville act with the goal of ridiculing the nation's oppressive laws and customs.
      Director
      Mads Brügger
      Producer
      Peter Aalbæk Jensen
      Distributor
      Kino Lorber
      Production Co
      Danmarks Radio, Zentropa Entertainments, Film i Väst
      Genre
      Documentary, Comedy
      Original Language
      Danish
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 29, 2010, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 20, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $5.7K
      Runtime
      1h 28m
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