The Red Chapel
Directed by Mads Brügger
The Red Chapel
Simon Jul Jørgensen
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. In this Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning film, 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. The Red Chapel is an unconventional, hilarious and damning peek into a totalitarian nightmare.
"Shocking, funny and wildly outrageous! The film plays as part performance stunt, part investigative piece and...becomes a moving look at the difficulties of living with disabilities." - Mark Olsen, The Los Angeles Times
Grand Jury Prize (World Cinema, Documentary) Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection Los Angeles Film Festival
Interested in bringing The Red Chapel to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.
The Red Chapel may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.
RT' @r_emmet': LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD is out today on Blu-ray. DVD Beaver sez it is " in the running for best releases of the year." And who…
RT' @kylepennekamp': Did all of Louis Feuillade's LES VAMPIRES. 10 episodes in 10 days was a great way to do it. May I recommend watching it…
RT' @dantheeyeslicer':' @OscopeLabs'' @KinoLorber'' @GhopperFilm'' @nitehawkcinema'' @moviesbrand'' @MeowWolf'' @neonrated'' @AnthologyFilm'' @POVdocs'' @creati…'
RT' @BeNaturalMovie': '.@BeNaturalMovie' is "about gender politics and how through both careless and deliberate moves, Guy-Blache was essential…
We've got a lot of exciting stuff in the works for our release of' @Anthropocene': The Human Epoch on 9/25 with…' https://t.co/NkDVRD42ZP'
RT' @anthropocene': It's official!!' @KinoLorber' Teams With' @Kanopy' For Special Theatrical Run Of Climate Change Docu ANTHROPOCENE: The Human…
RT' @GloriousSwanson': “Salome -- what a woman! What a part! The Princess in love with a Holy man. She dances the Dance of the Seven Veils. H…
RT' @GloriousSwanson': #GloriaSwanson actually portrayed Salomé in STAGE STRUCK (1925) twenty-five years before SUNSET BOULEVARD in one of th…
RT' @GloriousSwanson': Watching STAGE STRUCK (1925) on blu-ray from' @KinoLorber' is the only way to see Gloria in glorious hi-def colour! Now…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-629-6880.