Cold Case Hammarskjöld

2019 | Denmark | NR | 128 min.


Milliken at the Dennos Museum Wed, Jul 31, 2019 3:00 PM
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Film Info
Release Year:2019
Runtime:128 min.
Premiere Status:Michigan Premiere
Production Country:Denmark
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Mads Brügger
Produced by:Peter Engel
Andreas Rocksen
Bjarte M. Tveit
Cinematography:Tore Vollan
Editing By:Nicolás Norgaard Staffolani
Cast:Mads Brügger
Göran Björkdahl


As any good detective knows, when you go to solve a mystery you usually end up uncovering more questions than answers, which is exactly the case for Danish journalist and filmmaker Mads Brügger in this fascinating and provocative documentary. The subject of his investigation is the mysterious 1961 plane crash carrying United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, a landmark event that has been dogged by conspiracy theories ever since. Intent on finding the truth, the charismatic Brügger manages to dig up compelling evidence, from witnesses to photographs, that point to a far-reaching assassination plot directed at a man who advocated for the Congo’s independence against the wishes of powerful Western governments. A deviously intriguing and sometimes disturbing trip down a rabbit hole, it will have you questioning the truth until the very last frame.