Cold Case Hammarskjöld

2019128 Minutes

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 Cold Case Hammarskjöld was a winner at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in category “World Cinema – Documentary”. It opened in US movie theatres on 16 August 2019.

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  1. Omemo

    Great film, Thanks for that.
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    10.0 rating

    Great film, Thanks for that.
    The girl is 01:07:55 is so pretty!

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