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Ndola, Northern Rhodesia (currently Zambia), September 18th, 1961. Swedish Dag Hammarskjöld, UN Secretary-General, mysteriously dies in a plane crash. Decades later, Danish journalist and filmmaker Mads Brügger and Swedish researcher Göran Björkdahl investigate the case looking for a definitive closure.
Cold Case Hammarskjöld is a documentary film by Danish film maker Mads Brügger that depicts the death of Dag Hammarskjöld in a plane crash in 1961 and a theory that a white supremacist organisation attempted to spread HIV among black Africans.
The film investigates the possibility that Hammarskjöld’s plane, which crashed in Northern Rhodesia, was shot down by Belgian-British mercenary pilot Jan van Risseghem. After unsuccessful attempts to conclusively prove that theory, the film veers off to investigate the mysterious mercenary organisation SAIMR, managing to contact two new witnesses that claim to have been involved with the organisation. Parts of the movie are meta-cinematic, reflecting upon theatrical methods used (role playing, dressing up and employment of two African secretaries) and the true motivations of the filmmaker.
The film received the World Cinema – Documentary award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. It opened in US movie theaters on 16 August 2019.
Director: Mads Brügger Writer: Mads Brügger Stars: Mads Brügger, Clarinah Mfengu, Saphir Wenzi Mabanza | See full cast & crew »