Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Denmark/Norway/SwedenBelgium, 2019, 128 min, Colour

In 1961, United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, leaving no known survivors. It is widely understood that because Hammarskjöld was advocating for Congo’s independence, against the wishes of European mining companies and other powerful entities, the "crash" was an assassination. With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker and provocateur Mads Brügger leads an investigation to unearth the truth. Brügger, his Swedish private-investigator sidekick Göran Björkdahl and a host of co-conspirators tirelessly pursue a winding trail of clues, but they turn up more mysteries than revelations. Scores of false starts, dead ends and elusive interviews later, they begin to sniff out something more monumental than anything they had initially imagined.



Mads Brügger


Peter Engel,Andreas RocksénBjarte M. Tveit


Tore Vollan


Nicolas Nørgaard Staffolani


Senjan Jansen


Mads Brügger is a Danish journalist, television host, author, and filmmaker. He has written several books, worked for magazines and newspapers, produced award-winning radio programs, and hosted the critically acclaimed late-night television show The 11th Hour, as well as the daily news program Deadline. Brügger also created the satirical docuseries Danes for Bush and the feature documentaries The Red Chapel (World Cinema Documentary Jury Prize, 2010 Sundance Film Festival) and The Ambassador (2012 Sundance Film Festival).


United States, 2019, Sundance , World Cinema Documentary Directing Award

Sundance , United States 2019 - World Cinema Documentary Directing Award

Brazil, 2019, It's All True IDFF, Winner It's All True Trophy

It's All True IDFF, Brazil 2019 - Winner It's All True Trophy

Czech Republic, 2019, One World IHRDFF, Best Director Award

One World IHRDFF, Czech Republic 2019 - Best Director Award

Canada, 2019, Hot Docs,

Hot Docs, Canada 2019 -

Sweden, 2019, Göteborg FF,

Göteborg FF, Sweden 2019 -


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