Cold Case HammarskjöldMads Brügger

Over 50 years after the death of UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, Danish filmmaker, journalist and provocateur Mads Brügger (The Ambassador) tries to discover the truth about this cold case once and for all. What begins as the unraveling of murder plot slowly turns into a true thriller that surprises you at every turn.

On the night of 17 September 1961, UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld's plane crashes under suspicious circumstances in the Congolese province of Katanga. Swedish Hammarskjöld was in favor of the independence of Congo which had not made him popular with the Western superpowers on the African continent. The mysterious crash was never fully explained. Together with Swedish private detective Göran Bjorkdahl, director Mads Brügger, dressed in a white safari suit and a hat, trecks across the African brousse in search of answers. Could Hammarskjöld have been murdered by powerful political opponents? And who left the ace of spades death card on his body? The duo ends up in a web of deception, betrayal and more questions. A false start, a dead end and some unbelievable interviews later, the two are onto a much bigger case than the murder of a UN secretary. Cold Case Hammarskjold.

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Vertoond op editie(s) 2019
Screened at edition(s) 2019


Directed by Mads Brügger
België, Denemarken, Noorwegen, Zweden
2019 126 min.
Deens, Engels
Subtitles: Dutch, French




Mads Brügger


Peter Engel

Production company

Wingman Media


Tore Vollan, Lars Skree, Jonas Berlin


Nicolas Nørgaard Staffolani, Göran Gester, Erika Scarlet


John Erik Kaada, Senjan Jansen

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