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A real-life undercover thriller about two ordinary men who embark on an outrageously dangerous ten-year mission to penetrate the world’s most secretive and brutal dictatorship: North Korea.

Mads Brügger's new documentary "The Mole" is a real life spy thriller about a retired chef from Denmark, and his double life as a secret agent. Together with his side kick, a former jet set cocaine pusher from Copenhagen, The Mole manages to infiltrate one of the most brutal dictatorships in the world; North Korea. Over a period of more than 10 years, the film team gains access to the heart of an international criminal network that produces and distributes weapons and drugs for the rogue state of North Korea. Contracts are signed, deals are cut and soon the protagonists become deeply involved in a plan to make a secret, underground weapon and drug factory somewhere in Africa. But how far can they push the envelope before the trap clicks?

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2020
Production country:
Norway
Denmark
Release date (international):
2021-05-20
Production company:
Piraya Film AS
Wingman Media ApS
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Danish Film Institute
Fritt Ord Foundation
Mediefondet Zefyr
Filmkraft Rogaland
Executive producer:
Peter Engel
Bjarte Mørner Tveit
Torstein Grude
Mandy Chang
Hayley Reynolds
Erling Groth
Axel Arnö
Associated producer:
Nadja Nørgaard Kristensen
Morten Bundgaard
Oddleiv Vik
Joakim Hauge
Producer:
Bjarte Mørner Tveit
Peter Engel
Sales agent:
DR Sales

Director

  • Mads Brügger

    Mads Brügger (b. 1972) is a Danish film director and TV host.

Awards

2021:
The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival
Honorable Mention
2021:
One World - International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Prague
Audience Award

Festivals

2021:
The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival
2021:
One World - International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Prague
2021:
Biografilm Festival
2021:
Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
2021:
Beldocs

Crew

Director:
Mads Brügger
Screenplay:
Mads Brügger
Cinematographer:
Jonas Berlin
Editor:
Nicolás Nørgaard Staffolani
Torkel Gjørv
Composer:
KAADA
Sound Design:
Tobias Lukassen
Kevin Bavnhøj

Technical information

Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Length in mins:
135'
Subtitles:
English

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