Lux Prize

COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD

by Mads Brügger
Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, 2019, 118', color, DCP
Screenplay: Mads Brügger
Friday 30 August 2019
09:00 Cinema Astra Screening upon invitation to collect at the Villa degli Autori
Original version with English subtitles

cinematography
Tore Vollan
editing
Nicolás Nörgaard Staffolani
music
Kaada
sound
Senjan Jansen

producers
Peter Engel
Bjarte Mörner
Tveit Andreas Rocksén 
executive producers
Peter Engel

Bjarte Mörner Tveit
Torstein Grude
productions
Wingman Media
Piraya Film

Laika Film & Television

co-producer
Bram Crols
co-productions
Associate Directors

DR
SVT

Bertha Foundation | Doc Society
Film i Väst

BBC Storyville

RTBF

GEO Television

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In 1961, United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld's plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. It was clear from the start that this was no mere accident, but a full-blown execution. With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker, and provocateur Mads Brügger leads us down an investigative rabbit hole to unearth the truth.

 

Filmography

2019 Cold Case Hammarskjöld (doc)
2018 St. Bernard Syndicate
2011 The Ambassador (doc)
2009 Det röde kapel (The Red Chapel, doc)

Mads Brügger is a journalist, television host, producer, screenwriter and filmmaker. He has written several books, worked for magazines and newspapers, and produced award-winning radio programs. In 2004 he wrote and directed the satirical docuseries Danes for Bush. In 2007 and 2008, he hosted the critically acclaimed late-night television show The 11th Hour. He made his filmmaking debut in 2009, with the documentary The Red Chapel (World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize, 2010 Sundance Film Festival), and followed that up with The Ambassador two years later. Just last year, Brügger made his first narrative feature film, St. Bernard Syndicate, which won the award for Best Screenplay (by Lærke Sanderhoff) and Best Actor (Rasmus Bruun) at Tribeca. Cold Case Hammarskjöld premiered at Sundance, where it won the Directing Award.

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