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post #196 of 380
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The Ambassador. This documentary is beyond belief. Must see.

 

When you say beyond belief I hope you mean it disgusted you. I hope Denmark allows for his extradition.

post #197 of 380
^ What did he did with the gold? Did he kept the profits? I was disgusted about the corruption that goes on around the world though. Coming from Singapore, one of the cleanest countries.

On a side note, he was impeccably well dressed. Loved his safari wear. Suit with those leather boots.


Just finished watching The Art Of Rap. Recommend any self appreciating hip hop fan to watch it. Shows you the mind of the greatest rappers from the 80s to these days.

Snoop Dogg is surprising intellectual. Thought he was just a crack head. He actually made some sense.
post #198 of 380

^^Spoilers in response

 

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He didn't leave the country with diamonds or gold but he did pour thousands of euros and francs into the hands of the very people he was trying to expose. The only way he could get his footage was to legitimately become one of the bad guys and he justified it throughout the movie by saying that there are people doing much worse. The guy is a dirtbag if you ask me.

post #199 of 380
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^^ I believe you guys are missing the point completely. He did the same as any undercover police officer would do to try and expose a crime.

He was playing it up, come on guys. Does anyone seriously believe he enriched himself or intended to? The guy is a journalist. He was risking his life every day exposing this.
post #200 of 380
Just watched Werner Herzog's Happy People: A Year in the Taiga.

A community of people in Siberia, mainly focussing on the Sable trappers.

An unusually mild temperature of -33C on 31st December!
post #201 of 380
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^^ I believe you guys are missing the point completely. He did the same as any undercover police officer would do to try and expose a crime.
He was playing it up, come on guys. Does anyone seriously believe he enriched himself or intended to? The guy is a journalist. He was risking his life every day exposing this.

 

The glaring difference between undercover police officers and this guy is that when police authorize money they recoup it. From my count Brugger put 135k euros in the pocket of a shady passport dealer and his equally suspect Liberian lawyer, and 15m Central African francs in the hands of an oppressive mine owner/corrupt politician.

 

The only worth beneficiary of this documentary was Sumeet, Indian match tycoon.

post #202 of 380
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The glaring difference between undercover police officers and this guy is that when police authorize money they recoup it. From my count Brugger put 135k euros in the pocket of a shady passport dealer and his equally suspect Liberian lawyer, and 15m Central African francs in the hands of an oppressive mine owner/corrupt politician.

The only worth beneficiary of this documentary was Sumeet, Indian match tycoon.


I don't believe most money transacted in undercover operations is recouped. My understanding is, to build a case, you make multiple deals. In most cases unless you make a bust right away that money is gone within hours.

I understand and respect your point, though. My counter is that to expose the behavior you needed to bait a hook. With these roaches you need to flash cash for them to leave the shadows. I would also suggest its a not even a fraction of a drop in the bucket. And remember, he was risking his life.

While the middle man getting him credentials did profit, his name is mud now. I'm sure, given the choice, he wouldn't trade the money for anonymity.
post #203 of 380
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Being Liverpool - This is like Hard Knocks for soccer, not as good but enjoying it....


post #204 of 380
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Awesome.. ESPN 30 for 30 is back!

Watched ep 1 - "Broke" about athletes that go broke after retirement.

Love this series.
post #205 of 380
Until The Light Takes Us is a really interesting doc on Netflix. Just a bunch of odd Norwegian black metal guys telling their story about the start of black metal. Great sound track and beautifully shot
post #206 of 380

Something good and new out there, need an little update :)

post #207 of 380
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Just watched ep 2 and 3 of ESPN 30 for 30.

'9.79' was about Ben Johnson

'There's no Place Like Home' is about bringing the rules of basketball written by Naismith to Kansas

Both are excellent episodes
post #208 of 380

180 Degrees South.  Follows one man's journey from California to Patagonia, Chile.  The same journey the founder of Patagonia clothing line and a friend made in the 60's.  Good movie.

post #209 of 380

It's not new but Encounters At the Edge of the World is excellent.

post #210 of 380

Cocaine Cowboys 1 & 2 (1 is better)

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