Cold Case Hammarskjöld


Rafael 1 Fri, May 3, 2019 6:30 PM
Sequoia 1 Sat, May 4, 2019 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Art of Impact
Breaking Form
Running Time:128 min.
Premiere Status:Bay Area
Director:Mads Brügger
Producer:Peter Engel
Andreas Rocksén
Bjarte M. Tveit
Andreas Rocksén
Bjarte M. Tveit
Cinematographer:Tore Vollan
Editor:Nicolás Norgaard Staffolan
Print Source:Mads Brügger
Note Writer:Joe Bowman


The death of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dag Hammarskjöld, in a plane crash provides the entry point to Danish filmmaker Mads Brügger’s explosive new film. With the setup of a classic film noir, Brügger (The Ambassador, The Red Chapel) joins Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl as they travel across Africa investigating the long-held rumor that Hammarskjöld was in fact murdered, an exploration that opens a Pandora’s Box of global conspiracy, secret agencies, and unspeakable horror. Winner of the World Cinema Directing Prize at Sundance this year, Cold Case Hammarskjöld is an enthralling, unforgettable experience that will be sparking conversations for years to come.

Additional Information

Mads Brugger is a Danish journalist, television host, author, and filmmaker. He has written several books, worked for magazines and newspapers, produced award-winning radio programs, and hosted the critically acclaimed late-night television show The 11th Hour, as well as the daily news program Deadline. Brugger also created the satirical docuseries Danes for Bush and the feature documentaries The Red Chapel (World Cinema Documentary Jury Prize, 2010 Sundance Film Festival) and The Ambassador (2012 Sundance Film Festival).