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Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Mads Brügger, Denmark, 2019

128 min.DK/Documentary

In 1961, United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, leaving no known survivors. It is widely understood that because Hammarskjöld was advocating for Congo’s independence, against the wishes of European mining companies and other powerful entities, the "crash" was an assassination. With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker and provocateur Mads Brügger leads an investigation to unearth the truth. Brügger, his Swedish private-investigator sidekick Göran Björkdahl and a host of co-conspirators tirelessly pursue a winding trail of clues, but they turn up more mysteries than revelations. Scores of false starts, dead ends and elusive interviews later, they begin to sniff out something more monumental than anything they had initially imagined.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Danish title Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Other titles Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Director Mads Brügger
Screenplay Mads Brügger
Producer Peter Engel
Director of Photography Tore Vollan
Editor Nicolas Nørgaard Staffolani
Sound Senjan Jansen
Composer John Erik Kaada
Appearances Göran Björkdahl, Mads Brügger
Production country Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium
Production companies Wingman Media
Domestic distribution Camera Film
International sales DR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / 0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / drsales@dr.dk / www.drsales.dk
Danish theatrical release 07.02.2019
Cinemas Grand Teatret, Øst for Paradis (Århus), Biffen (Ålborg), Café Biografen (Odense), Vester Vov Vov, Empire (København), Nicolai Bio (Kolding)
Comment The film won the World Cinema Documentary Directing Award at Sundance and was nominated for the Dragon Award at Göteborg. Brügger is renowned for such films as ’The Red Chapel’ (2009), also winner at Sundance, and ’The Ambassador’ (2011).
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte

Companies

Production companies Wingman Media
Co-producer Piraya Film, Laika Entertainment, Associate Directors, DR, SVT, Bertha Foundation, Film i Väst, BBC Storyville, RTBF, Geo Television
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Eurimages, Norsk Filminstitutt, Svenska Filminstitutet, Fritt Ord, Filmkraft Rogaland, Flanders Audiovisuel Fund, Flanders Film Funding, Belgian Tax Shelter, Hinterland AS, Konsul George Jorck og hustru Emma Jorcks Fond, Den Vestdanske Filmpujle v/Carsten Holst og Steen Risom, Danske Dramatikere, Danske Filminstruktører
In collaboration with VRT, VPRO - Television, Against Gravity, NRK, YLE, RÚV, Channel 8
Domestic distribution Camera Film

Direction

Direction Mads Brügger
1st assistant director Fredrik Klæth Eriksen
1st assistant director Joakim Hauge Vocke
Director: animation Claudia Bille Stræde

Script

Screenplay Mads Brügger
Research Andreas Rocksén
Research Göran Björkdahl
Storyboard Julie Herdichek Baltzer

Production

Producer Peter Engel
Co-producer: Norway Bjarte Mørner Tveit
Co-producer: Sweden Andreas Rocksén
Co-producer: Belgium Bram Crols
Executive producer Peter Engel
Executive producer Bjarte Mørner Tveit
Executive producer Torstein Grude
Line producer Charlotte Vinther
Associate producer Nadja Nørgaard Kristensen
Associate producer Monique Marnette
Associate producer Oddleiv Vik
Location manager Andy Jones
Location manager Nina Landau
Production assistant Nina Payrhuber
Post-producton coordinator Joakim Hauge Vocke

Cinematography

Director of Photography Tore Vollan
Cinematographer Lars Skree
Cinematographer Jonas Berlin
Cinematographer Gustaf Ågerstrand
Cinematographer Odd Reinhardt Nicolaysen
Cinematographer Magnus Dennison
Cinematographer Fredrik Klæth Eriksen
Cinematographer Nevine Gerits
DIT Joakim Hauge Vocke

Editing

Editor Nicolas Nørgaard Staffolani
2nd editor Göran Gester
2nd editor Erika Scarlet
Assistant editor Christian Thorsen
Assistant editor Fredrik Klæth Eriksen
Assistant editor Joakim Hauge Vocke
Teaser editor Margrete Vinnem

Music

Composer John Erik Kaada

Sound

Sound engineer Senjan Jansen
Recording engineer Viðar Hákon Gíslason
Recording engineer Joakim Hauge Vocke
Recording engineer Rune Bjerre Sand
Sound: post production Lars Rasmussen
Sound editor Bert Aerts

Visual effects

Colourist Tom Christer Lilletvedt
Compositing Sara Aunbirk
Compositing Lasse Rützou Bruntse
Poster artwork Tobias Røder

Animation

Art director Sara Aunbirk
Lead animator Marie Eriksen
Animator Lasse Rützou Bruntse

Appearance

Appearance Göran Björkdahl
Appearance Mads Brügger

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Best Documentary Award 2019 Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2019
Camera Justitia Award 2019 Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2019
Best Director 2019 Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2019
World Cinema Documentary Directing Award 2019 Sundance Film Festival 2019

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
München International Film Festival 2019-06-27
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2019-06-19
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 2019-06-09
Transilvania International Film Festival 2019-05-31
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2019-05-23
Seattle International Film Festival 2019-05-16
Docsbarcelona 2019-05-15
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2019-05-10
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2019-04-25
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2019-04-18
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2019-04-05
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2019-04-04
Leuven, Docville 2019-03-27
Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2019-03-22
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2019-03-06
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2019-03-01
Göteborg International Film Festival 2019-01-25
Sundance Film Festival 2019-01-24
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Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Interview Politiken Damm, Søren Jacobsen 2019-02-08
Interview Berlingske Tidende Damm, Søren Jacobsen 2019-02-08
Anmeldelse Information Skou Andersen, Lasse 2019-02-07
Artikel Information Monggaard, Christian 2019-02-07
Anmeldelse Politiken Skotte Christensen, Kim 2019-02-07
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Vandrup, Frederik Asschenfeldt 2019-02-06
Anmeldelse BT Brunstrøm, Thomas 2019-02-05
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Blüdnikow, Bent 2019-02-05
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Caruana, Stephanie 2019-02-05
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Queitsch, Henrik 2019-02-05