Cold Case Hammarskjold

FAST FORWARD 2019 / Projections:
11/12/2019 / 21:30h / Montenegrin National Theatre – Studio Scene / Podgorica

Cold Case Hammarskjold! Mads Brugger / Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium / 2019, 128′

Director: Mads Brügger
Screenplay: Mads Brügger
Editor: Nicolás Nørgaard Staffolani
Sound: Bartosz Putkiewicz
Producers: Andreas Rocksén, Peter Engel, Bjarte Mørner Tveit,
Starring: Mads Brügger, Göran Björkdahl, Dag Hammarskjöld


In 1961, United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, killing him and most of the crew. 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.

About the author

Mads 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 programme Deadline. Brügger also created satirical docuseries Danes for Bush and feature documentaries The Red Chapel (World Cinema Documentary Jury Prize, 2010 Sundance Film Festival) and The Ambassador (2012 Sundance Film Festival).

Festivals and awards

Cinetopia Film Festival 2019, USA – Audience Award World documentary
DocsBarcelona 2019, Spain
Greenwich International Film Festival, USA – Winner Best Documentary Feature Film
Göteborg Film Festival 2019, Sweeden
It’s All True – International Documentary Film Festival Brasil – Winner of International Competition: Best Feature or Medium-Length Documentary
Lighthouse International Film Festival USA – Jury Award for Best Documentary
Londonski Film Festival 2019, UK
Millennium Docs Against Gravity, Poland –Bydgoszcz ART.DOC Award
Munich Film Festival, Germany – ARRI/OSRAM Award
Nordic Docs 2019, Norway
One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Czech Republic – Best Director Award in International Competition Program
Oslo Pix 2019, Norway
Sundance Film Festival 2019, USA – Directing award World Cinema – Documentary
The Hague Movies that Matter Festival Netherlands – Golden Butterfly Award in Camera Justitia International Competition Programme
Zurich Film Festival 2019, Switzerland