The Red Chapel
2009-01-01 | 1h 27m 34s | Political
A journalist with no scruples, a disabled man and a comedian travel to North Korea with a mission to challenge the sense of humour of the world's most notorious regime. Pretending to be a theatre group on an exchange visit from Denmark, The Red Chapel was granted permission to visit North Korea to perform in front of selected audiences. Truth is, the 'troupe' had no such intentions. Two members, Jacob and Simon, were adopted from North Korea as children and so are confronted by their biological roots as they attempt to act in a country where performance is a very serious business. The Red Chapel is the story of the meeting between open-mindedness and a hyper-controlled society, chronicling the bizarre encounters between Danes and their North Korean hosts in a bizarre form of cultural exchange.