Director Mads Brügger
Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium | 2019 | 128 mins
In 1961, United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. With the case still unsolved more than 50 years later, Danish journalist and filmmaker Mads Brügger (The Red Chapel, The Ambassador) teams up with Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl to unearth the truth. Scores of false starts, dead ends, and elusive interviews later, Brügger uncovers a critical secret that could send shockwaves around the world.
A movie that should be seen, grappled with, argued with, and experienced, because the questions it plants in us are dark enough to reverberate as powerfully as answers.
- Owen Gleiberman, Variety