Cold Case Hammarskjöld

They followed the trail of one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century. And they found a lot more than they expected.

Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Denmark, Norway 2019
  • Czech
128 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

On 18 September 1961, a plane with UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld on board crashed near the Zambian town of Ndola. There were no survivors. But was it really an accident? Was it an assassination? Is Hammarskjöld the most important victim of the Cold War? Or was he removed by Western intelligence services because of his support for free African states? More than fifty years later, Danish documentary filmmaker Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl are on the cold trail. Who is the killer and who is the victim? Who is the hoaxer and who is telling the truth? Brügger has created a sophisticated blend of detective story, spy thriller, documentary and elaborate mystification that draws the audience into a game of tricks and lies.

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Director: Mads Brügger
Screenplay: Mads Brügger
Cinematography: Tore Vollan
Music: John Erik Kaada
Sound: Senjan Jansen
Editing: Nicolás Nørgaard Staffolani
Producer: Andreas Rocksén
Cast: Mads Brügger, Göran Björkdahl

Sundance Film Festival

2019 – Mads Brügger (Directing Award World Cinema – Documentary)

One World Festival

2019 – Mads Brügger (Best Director)

  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.