I have very mixed feelings about The Ambassador—it's an amazing movie, but I question whether it ought to exist. Mads Brügger bought an ambassadorship (from Liberia to the Central African Republic) for $135,000, then ostensibly worked on setting up a match factory while covertly negotiating for the purchase of blood diamonds and even more covertly filming his every corrupt transaction, while playing the part of a racist buffoon with a penchant for making absurd speeches. After a toast in which he points out that they're drinking the same wine Hitler drank before committing suicide, someone remarks, "Hitler had many funny stories." He hires a pair of pygmies as assistants in the match factory and parades them around as props, at one point requiring them to listen to a whale song recording while watching their reactions. So much of this film is just wrong on so many levels. And yet it's a compelling look at how corruption actually works in the real world, and it's not clear that the subject could be documented in any other way.