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...
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In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a factory in an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
Junming 'Jimmy' Wang,
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
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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