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by Mads Brügger


It’s midnight. Rhodesia’s jungle is dressed in a steaming, reeking black. A propeller is heard in the distance, bearing down upon us. Many years later, stories are still told about Belgian mercenaries creeping around in the dark that night. In the plane is UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld and his entourage of fifteen persons, and in a few seconds, they will not exist anymore. From this moment, you can draw a direct line to the Congolese civil war, Mobutu’s regime, the ongoing and accelerating exploitation of Africa and the total post-colonial nightmare as we know it today – all this due to the single incident taking place right now.

international title: Cold Case Hammarskjöld
original title: Cold Case Hammarskjöld
country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium
sales agent: DR TV International Sales
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Mads Brügger
film run: 150'
release date: DK 7/03/2019, BE 3/04/2019, NL 4/04/2019
screenplay: Mads Brügger
cinematography by: Tore Vollan, Lars Skree, Jonas Berlin
film editing: Nicolás Nørgaard Staffolani
music: John Erik Kaada
producer: Peter Engel, Bjarte Mørner Tveit, Andreas Rocksén
co-producer: Brams Crols
executive producer: Peter Engel, Bjarte Mørner Tveit, Torstein Grude
associate producer: Nadja Nørgaard Kristensen, Monique Marnette, Oddleiv Vik
line producer: Charlotte Vinther
production: Wingman Media ApS, Piraya Films Norway, Laika Films, Associate Directors
backing: Norwegian Film Institute (NO), Danish Film Institute (DK), Eurimages
distributor: Camera Film, Dalton Distribution, Cinema Delicatessen

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