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Saint Bernard Syndicate

Mads Brugger (Denmark)
Magnolia :: Narrative Features
Running Time:100:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
10:00 AM EST
Thursday, November 8
Station Main
7:00 PM EST
Saturday, November 10
Station Main

Director: Mads Brugger
Writer: Lærke Sanderhoff
Actor: Frederik Cilius Jørgensen
Actor: Rasmus Bruun

Rasmus has been given some dire news: He has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or A.L.S., and it won’t be long before his muscles give out. Fortunately, he’s just received an offer from an old boarding school acquaintance, Frederik, that’ll allow him to live life to the fullest, in his own awkward way. The duo head to China, with Rasmus as the primary investor and partner in Frederik’s scheme to sell Saint Bernard dogs as luxury items to the country’s middle class. The only catch: The world’s fastest-growing marketplace isn’t as easy to navigate as the two hapless Danes might have wished.

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Mads Brügger has directed “The Ambassador” (Opening film Idfa 2011, Sundance 2011, awards Prix du JURYJEUNES long-métrage, The ConScience Award, Robert best documentary) “The Red Chapel” (Winner of World Cinema Jury Prize Documentary Sundance 2010 and Best
Nordic Documentary 2009). He has also produced satire dock-series such as “Danes for Bush” 2004, TV-programs such as “The 11th hour” and daily Danish news program “Deadline. He has written several books, worked on journals. Brügger is known for his special journalistic method, where he involves himself personally and infiltrate environments he wants to dig into. In 2011 he became head of the newly establish public service radio, Radio24syv.