Cold Case Hammarskjöld

“Dag Hammarskjöld was on the point of getting something done when they killed him. Notice that I said, `when they killed him’.” Harry S. Truman, former U.S. President


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Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Cold Case Hammarskjöld


In 1961, Secretary General of the UN, Dag Hammarskjöld, died in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia. He was en route to ceasefire negotiations between non combatant UN forces and troops from the breakaway state of Katanga. He was taking a stance in the fight against colonialism in times of instability and the Cold War.

What started as conspiracy theories have evolved into a growing consensus that Hammarskjöld and 15 other people were shot down, inciting the UN to reopen the case on the suspicion of assassination.

Director Mads Brügger
Producer Peter Engel
Produced by Wingman Media (Denmark) in co-production with Piraya Film (Norway), Laika (Sweden) and Associated Directors (Belgium)
Duration feature length and 2 x 1 hour
Release 2019
Original Title Cold Case Hammarskjöld