Cold Case Hammerskjöld

Cold Case Hammerskjöld
Director: Mads Brügger

Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, 2019, documentary, 128 min., English, French, Danish, Bemba with lithuanian subtitles, N-13

In 1961, Secretary General of the UN, Dag Hammarskjöld, died in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia. He was en route to ceasefire negotiations between non‐ combatant UN forces and troops from the breakaway state of Katanga. Hammarskjöld was both popular and controversial, taking a stance in the fight against colonialism in times of instability and the Cold War. What started as perhaps unlikely conspiracy theories involving conglomerates fighting for minerals and metal resources has evolved into a growing consensus that Hammarskjöld and 15 other people were shot down, inciting the UN to reopen the case on the suspicion of assassination. Notorious Director/Journalist Mads Brügger (The Red Chapel, The Ambassador) investigates the mysterious circumstances of the UN Secretary-General, Dag Hammarskjöld's death. As the investigation closes in, we discover crimes far worse than killing the UN Secretary General.


Cold Case Hammerskjöld was awarded in many festivals and prestigious Sundance film festival is among them, as well as Munich, Greenwich, Millenium Docs Against Gravity film festivals. It was also nominated in London film festival, Oslo pix and many more.

About the director

Born 1972, Denmark. Mads Brügger is a Danish journalist, TV-host, author and filmmaker. He has written several books, worked for magazines and newspapers, produced award winning radio programmes and hosted the critically acclaimed late night TV-programme "Den 11. time"/"The 11th hour" as well as the daily news/debate programme Deadline.

Furthermore, he has created satirical docu-series as "Danes for Bush" (2004) and the feature-length documentary, "Det røde kapel"/"The Red Chapel" winner at Nordisk Panorama 2009 and Sundance 2010.

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