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Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019)

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Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl are trying to solve the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld. As their investigation closes in, they discover a... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mads Brügger ... Himself
Clarinah Mfengu Clarinah Mfengu ... Herself, secretary
Saphir Wenzi Mabanza Saphir Wenzi Mabanza ... Herself, secretary
U Thant U Thant ... Himself (archive footage)
Göran Björkdahl ... Himself
Mass Mass ... Himself, Zambian taxi driver
Dag Hammarskjöld ... Himself (archive footage)
John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Moise Tshombe Moise Tshombe ... Himself (archive footage)
Hilding Björkdahl Hilding Björkdahl ... Himself
Desmond Tutu ... Himself (archive footage)
Margareth Ngulube Margareth Ngulube ... Herself
Abraham Kunda Abraham Kunda ... Himself
John Ngongo John Ngongo ... Himself
Custon Chipoya Custon Chipoya ... Himself


Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl are trying to solve the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld. As their investigation closes in, they discover a crime far worse than killing the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Written by Piraya Film

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English | French | Swedish | Bemba | Danish

Release Date:

16 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold Case Hammarskjöld See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,285, 18 August 2019

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Technical Specs


| (U.S. theatrical) | (TV Series)


Color | Black and White (animation)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Oh the audacity! Spinal Tap all over again?
1 September 2019 | by jazfroSee all my reviews

Chutzpah is what defines the making of this movie! To be sure the basic facts about Hammarskjöld's death are historically accurate. And thereafter, everything is made up (or so I guess), spinal tap style. And all the conspiracy stuff after the 'exposition of the "facts" ' only helps to obscure the fact the "documentary" is made up. Smoke and mirrors, including very creative "intelligence" sources, from likely suspicious locations (my favorite is the South African Maritime Research Institute no one heard of!). At one level this is brilliant and funny. However, once you have figured out the angle of the script, it wears off quickly, like a one-joke movie. Still, a tour-de-force, in its own way. Alan Partridge would approve.

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