Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Göteborg FF 2019 – Nominee: Dragon Award: Best Nordic Documentary

Sundance FF 2019 – World Cinema: Documentary (Best Director)

Sundance FF 2019 – Nominee: Grand Jury Prize

The Hague Movies that Matter Fest 2019 – Golden Butterfly

It's All True - Int'l Doc FF 2019 – Best Feature or Medium-Length Documentary

Millennium Docs Against Gravity 2019 – Nominee: Grand Prix Bank Millenium Award

Human Int'l Doc FF 2019 – Nominee: The Human Rights Human Wrongs Film Award

One World Int'l Human Rights Doc FF 2019 – Best Director

Danish investigative journalist, filmmaker and TV host, Mads Brügger is infamous for his ironic and incisive trawling of the dirtiest of the tainted and the corrupt. In 2011, his documentary The Ambassador was about the trading of diplomatic titles in Africa. Brügger impersonated a Liberian ambassador by purchasing his new identity on the black market. Now he is back in Africa with guns blazing on the trail of the plotters and murderers of UN Secretary Dag Hammarskjöld in 1961. The dirt he uncovers should be creating a stench from London to South Africa via Belgium. In January this year Brügger reported on the Hammarskjöld assassination and the skein of intrigue among the highest organs of government in The Guardian in London. A film of great importance. Miss it at your peril.


Mads Brügger Director
Guest: Mads BrüggerMads Brügger 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. Brügger also created the satirical docuseries…

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Panel Discussion Festival Guest International Feature
Cape Town
Fri 7 June / 6.30pm
Sat 8 June / 10am + PANEL
Mon 10 June / 6.15pm
Fri 7 June / 9pm + Q&A
Fri 14 June / 9pm
Mads Brügger
Denmark, Norway, Sweden
128 minutes
English, French, Bemba, Swedish, Danish with English subtitles