#Sundance2019: Mads Brügger's COLD CASE HAMMARSKJOLD

Jesus Figueroa

In 1961, United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, leaving no known survivors.

It’s understood that because Hammarskjöld was, at the time, advocating for Congo’s independence (against the wishes of European mining companies and other powerful entities), the “crash” was an assassination.

With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker, and provocateur Mads Brügger (The Red Chapel, The Ambassador) leads us down an investigative rabbit hole to unearth the truth.

He, his Swedish private-investigator sidekick, and a host of co-conspirators tirelessly pursue a winding trail of clues, but they turn up more mysteries than revelations.

Scores of false starts, dead ends, and elusive interviews later, they begin to sniff out something more monumental than anything they’d initially imagined.

In his signature agitprop style, Brügger becomes both filmmaker and subject, challenging the very nature of truth by “performing” the role of truth-seeker.

As Brügger uncovers a critical secret that could send shockwaves around the world, we realize that sometimes absurdity and irony are the emboldening ingredients needed to confront what’s truly sinister.

World Premiere: Saturday January 26, 2019 at 8:45pm (Prospector Square Theatre)
Public Screening #2: Monday January 28, 2019 at 3:00pm (Temple Theatre)
Public Screening #3: Wednesday January 30, 2019 at 2:45pm (Temple Theatre)
Public Screening #4: Thursday January 31, 2019 at 9:15am (The Ray Theatre)

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