Cold Case Hammarskjöld



Somerville Theatre - Screen 5 Sun, Apr 28, 2019 6:00 PM
Film Info
Category:Documentary Feature
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Mads Brügger


In 1961, United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöd's plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. With the case still unsolved 50-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 Swedish sidekick, 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, his film confirms that sometimes absurdity and irony are the emboldening ingredients needed to confront what is truly sinister.

Brügger received the Sundance Directing Award, World Cinema Documentary, for his work on COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD.