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COLD CASE HAMMARSKJOLD (NR)
2 hrs, 3 mins
RELEASE:
08/16/2019
CAST:
Mads Brügger, Göran Björkdahl
DIRECTOR:
Mads Brügger

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In 1961, United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed in what was then Northern Rhodesia, killing Hammarskjöld and fifteen others. With the case still unsolved fifty-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker and provocateur Mads Brügger (The Red Chapel, The Ambassador) leads us down an investigative rabbit hole to unearth the truth. Scores of false starts, dead ends and elusive interviews later, Brügger and his sidekick, dogged Swedish researcher Göran Björkdahl, begin to sniff out something more monumental than anything they’d initially imagined. In his signature agitprop style, Brügger becomes both filmmaker and subject, challenging the very nature of truth by “performing” the role of truth seeker. As Brügger uncovers a critical secret that could send shockwaves around the world, we realize that sometimes absurdity and irony are the emboldening ingredients needed to confront what’s truly sinister. Wildly unexpected and deeply provocative, Cold Case Hammarskjöld is winner of the Directing Award for World Cinema (Documentary) at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. In English.

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