Speaker

Ulrich Larsen

"The Mole: Undercover in North Korea"

Ulrich Larsen

Ulrich Larsen is a former Danish chef who cannot work anymore due to health-related problems and lives in a Copenhagen suburb with his wife and kids, who were unaware of his 10-year long double-life. He wants to expose the North Korean regime, and proceeds to become involved in the Danish North Korean Friendship Association.
 
Larsen’s motives are briefly described at the beginning of the documentary as unmasking the evils of dictatorship, having been inspired by childhood friends from East Germany through whom he learned “about the horrors of a totalitarian regime.”
 
In this documentary, Larsen pretends to be a supporter of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and joins the Friendship Association, becoming a trusted member.

The film then shows him hiring a former French Foreign Legion soldier to play an arms trader and the two travelling to North Korea for meetings about possible arms deals, apparently winning the trust of North Korean officials.