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Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Cold Case Hammarskjöld is a movie starring Mads Brügger, Clarinah Mfengu, and Saphir Wenzi Mabanza. Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl are trying to solve the mysterious death of Dag...

Other Titles
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Running Time
2 hours 8 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Animation, Documentary, History
Director
Mads Brügger
Writer
Mads Brügger
Actors
Saphir Wenzi Mabanza, U Thant, Clarinah Mfengu, Mads Brügger
Country
Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Norway
Year
2019
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

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.

Comments about animation «Cold Case Hammarskjöld» (24)

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Scott

The documentary on this movie has been in some way or another edited together in what seems like a timeline from this movie itself. There are no gaps or missing scenes and some of the scenes are just missing bits that didn't make sense. Many have said that the documentary itself would be better if edited into a single movie. I would recommend this to anyone that would enjoy watching this movie. Anyone who is a fan of movies that are "lost in the world of the movies", and isn't well versed in the sources of this movie, can easily watch this. If you like movies that are original and interesting, and don't mind having no special effects or special narrative elements, then check this out.

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Ann

The film's premise is presented as an indictment of the Norwegian government's continuing policy of ignoring the consequences of its economic policies. "Hammarskjold" stands for the establishment of a national bank with the explicit aim of operating independently of the government's. The bank eventually had a significant influence in the financing of foreign companies and corporations. The purpose of the film is to lay bare the policy and to show the financial and economic institutions which are seen as dominant forces in Norway at the present time. The film is non-profit and is dedicated to the struggle of the working classes in Norway in the face of the "economic miracle." The film was produced in collaboration with the State of Norway. The director is Adjo Swart, a politician and the producer is Sverre Fadnes, who describes himself as "a born-again radical democrat." The director is extremely close to the government of Norway. It is surprising, therefore, that the film is not well received by the general public. After all, the movie is often compared to the famous Danish film "Dr. Strangelove" or the book "Das Boot." "Dr. Strangelove" is a satire about the American government and its practices of a totalitarian political system, while "Das Boot" was a satire about the German army during World War II. All of these films dealt with the political and economic issues at hand. "Hammarskjold" is actually a protest against the current Norwegian government's decisions. "Hammarskjold" is said to be the most influential movie on Norwegian politicians. The views of the film's cast are against the current government policy. One of the actors, Mads Harson, said that "most of the people in Norway don't know who we are." Many of the other actors are also not aware of the film's political message. In a political party room, some of the actors, to the astonishment of the other people present, began talking about the film's political content. In a talk with the director, one of the actors asked the director about the political issues raised in the movie. The director answered that he felt that "many of us don't know what we are talking about." The director was asked what he wanted the audience to take away from the film, and the director answered that "we don't want you to take anything away from it."

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Jessica

I don't mind this kind of "travesty" of history, but I do mind at some points when you think you've got the whole picture figured out. I found this about the first 15 minutes of the movie to be a great example of that. But then, I understood what was going on. And it was a lot more than I could have been led to believe. It was well worth the extra effort to listen to this movie. It shows us a bit of the reality of the lives of those of us in the margins, who live in a world that is too often off the radar. The trial of this boy, and the documentary of the Archdiocese as it unfolded, just kept you awake at times. You felt the pain, and anger, and sadness of the witness on the witness stand. There is not a single time that you don't want the film to end. Sometimes you can't help but think to yourself, "That would have been a great time to go home."

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Amanda R.

This documentary is a very entertaining, humorous and touching tale of the tragedy of 9/11, where the Western world still isn't sufficiently able to handle it. It is only when you learn what the movie "Hamburger Hill" really meant, that you truly understand the significance of 9/11.

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Howard C.

this is a must see for anyone interested in terrorism, or anywhere in the world. the voice over job is done so well it leaves you in awe. the movie consists of a brief history of terrorism, the story of 9/11, the evidence of this being a true terrorist act, and the very close relationship with a terrorist group. it is an excellent summary of the truth about terrorism. and while not an exhaustive history, it is a great compilation of a very flawed and complex subject.

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Nancy

This is probably the most underrated film ever made. I mean, the movie would have been as good or better without the documentary style. I am not sure who made the decision to "open up" this movie and "open it up" to the rest of the world, but it did not work. People have either seen this movie or they have not. The documentary style is the only thing that can hold your attention until the end of the movie. I know that it's true, but why is this a "cult" film? They put out great films and great documentaries, but they do not make a great "opening" film.

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Rebecca Price

I absolutely loved this movie. I have watched it twice and am currently watching it again. The original short film is superb, but "Hammarskjold" was just so much more. It was a step forward. The fact that it was short and simple is a key factor here. I was surprised how much energy and time was put into this film. I am still convinced that it is based on fact, but I also don't think that it was made to do what it says it is. I have read other comments here, and I am surprised that this film got so much hate. The entire cast is great, the soundtrack is great, but the short film was the best part. It is so much more than a murder mystery. The production values are outstanding, the "Hammarskjold" itself is a master piece, the cast and crew are all truly talented. I am so glad that they decided to release the film on DVD, and I am glad that it is now available to watch. I recommend it to anyone who loves documentaries, is a fan of the original short film, and is looking for an entertaining and thought-provoking documentary. If you're interested in Norwegian crime mysteries, this is a must-see.

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Ashley Coleman

For the best experience of the documentary (as opposed to the documentary alone), I highly recommend seeing the behind-the-scenes special features. These include, but are not limited to, the deleted scenes from the film; the deleted scenes from the special features; the audio commentary by Milla Jovovich; and the full version of the silent movie, "Swimsuit".

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Ruth Evans

I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to attend a Q&A with the filmmakers at the Sundance Film Festival, and they made me sit down and really listen to what the filmmakers had to say. So much of this documentary was hidden from the public eye, but what we do know is quite fascinating, and quite moving. It is an entertaining film, as well as giving us a glimpse into the real world that is so fascinating. Watch it!

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Kevin

Dramatic, moving, and fact-based, "The Trial of Christopher Halliday" is an amazing, eye-opening film that will have you on the edge of your seat. Director Ben Kuzma and his team don't try to teach viewers everything they need to know about the case, but instead, to make it as realistic as possible for the viewer. The movie is divided in two parts. The first half details Christopher Halliday's murder and trial, and then the second half details his final moments. The first half is very moving, and it just shows how hard Halliday's case was to go through. The opening of the film is so powerful and emotional, that it almost makes you forget what the film is really about. As the second half of the film begins, it takes a bit of a turn, and it does so incredibly well. I'll get right to the point: the second half is extremely dramatic, and it just shows you what life was like during the time that Halliday was convicted. The film doesn't make this feeling any more obvious than it already was in the first half, because it stays with you throughout. Christopher Halliday was denied a fair trial. He was convicted of the murder of someone whom he had just met, and that was the worst crime he could be charged with. He was accused of it without even having a trial. He was forced to sit through two grueling hours of his family and friends telling him what a horrible crime he had committed. He did not get the justice that he deserved. Although, not everything in the film was accurate, the details were believable and truthful. I could tell exactly where the director was going with the film, and he did a great job at making the film about his experience with Christopher Halliday. At one point, I nearly fell out of my chair because of how good the film was. Even though I know what's going to happen, the movie still made me feel really sad and sad for him. Even though I know the film is inaccurate, I can still feel the emotion that the film has. This is one of the most emotionally powerful films I've seen. If you haven't seen this film, I highly recommend that you do so immediately.

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Heather Hill

Its an excellent documentary that has a lot of great information about how the Swedish justice system works. The documentary is divided into several parts and you'll have to pay attention to make it through them. One of the most fascinating parts is the one on the "Killer Kurt Westergaard", the most famous serial killer of Sweden, who is suspected to be linked to numerous serial murders in other European countries. The documentary has many references to these other countries, as well as Sweden itself. I would recommend it highly.

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Helen

I came away from watching "Hammarskjöld" with mixed feelings. In a sense, I was impressed. That is, I wasn't totally disappointed. I'm an international fan of documentary films, and that being said, there were a few things that bothered me. It was one thing when one of the interviews was a bit too long, or a bit too preachy. It was another thing when the pieces weren't really integrated into the overall narrative. You could feel this both in the documentary and in the voiceover. It also seemed to be a bit too linear. I like stories that take the viewer on a journey, but this one was more of a "who knows what happened" kind of story. On the positive side, the production quality was great. The movie feels real and gritty, with some great editing. There is some really interesting photography in the film, and I thought the sound was awesome, especially the voiceover. Overall, "Hammarskjöld" was a good documentary, but I really wished they had done more with it and integrated some of the larger questions, like "What happened to all these people, and what were they doing in Iceland?" I'm not sure what the creators were trying to accomplish, but they certainly did a good job with the material.

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Dylan B.

This documentary is actually rather good. To start, this was one of the first documentaries to follow the alleged founder of Norway's Oslo Police Department - Edward Farny. I'd always heard rumors about the guy, and had always wondered who was the man behind the fake police force. This is a very thorough, well-done film that presents some of the real facts surrounding Edward Farny. The interviews are done in depth, and the true story behind the Norwegian Police Department is presented very well. It would be easy to dismiss this film as a small collection of fake news clips, but this film has been done in such a way that I think it's more than a small collection. As a documentary, the film is well-made, and it's very well-acted. The way the film is made, it feels like a documentary. There are segments that are animated, and some segments that are more like traditional interviews. It's the amount of detail and the way the film is done that makes this documentary worthwhile. A good documentary about the man Edward Farny is well worth watching.

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Jean

This movie is very good. It covers a lot of the facts that I know, but nothing is explained. The movie gives you a lot of information that you don't want to know about. I recommend this movie to everyone. I give this movie a 9 out of 10. I love this movie, because it is my favorite movie.

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Edward

As a film student who had the pleasure of studying the Gang of Kong with a high school student as one of the subjects, I was excited to watch this documentary. Having read the book, I was much more interested in the source material than I was in the film itself. On the other hand, I felt this film did a great job of giving voice to the movie's readers and my friends in general. I went to school with the title as a reference, and the work of the author, Henry Miller, has never been more relevant to our lives and the world. The documentary showed how, rather than "pulling the cork", the authors dealt with a bleak reality that most writers ignore or ignore the place of African Americans in this country. I was amazed at how the writers handled this theme. Their characters had complex, realistic emotions that paralleled the subject matter of the film. Watching people change, their beliefs, their view of the world and their view of life and life's purpose were all presented so beautifully and sympathetically. I was very moved by the documentary and enjoyed the detail in which the writers chose to show the facts of their subjects. The topic of physical transformation is a sensitive one and this film dealt with it in a way that was poignant and effective. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it and recommend it to everyone. I loved how the writers tackled the issue of nationalism and racism while showing the development of this through flashbacks, long diatribes and reflections from the book. I enjoyed the documentary more than the film because it could be enjoyed both ways.

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Joshua

If you like telling a story, or if you want to know the truth, then this documentary will not disappoint you. This is a fascinating docu-drama which illuminates the trials of Alfred Hitchcock and an FBI director who in 1944 opened up the cases of the concentration camp's prisoners. The special effects, while minimalistic, are in itself remarkable. We get glimpses of the real space, of life in the camps, of the massacres committed in which these men were caught, their horrified faces, their grim determination. This is a wonderful thing, because what you see doesn't seem real. But it is, and it's a beautiful thing.

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Rachel L.

This documentary was great. I loved the way that it was presented and the perspective that was given to the viewer. The first few minutes show what the two jurors had to go through to convict Nelson Mandela. In a way, it was a wake up call to all of us that sometimes we take things to the extreme. I was moved by the amount of patience, love, and tears that the two jurors had to endure to convict Mandela. I thought that the filmmakers had done an excellent job in showing the emotions that Nelson Mandela must have felt as he waited to be tried in 1994. I thought that the editing was well done. I thought that the scenes from the first trial were very well-done and are very captivating. The film is a must-see for anyone who has an interest in history. There are several scenes that are very poignant, such as the scenes in the courtroom, or the courtroom where Mandela spoke with the court-appointed lawyers. I liked that there were some shots that were very graphic. As Mandela's image appeared on TV screens and screens in the court, the first jury was shown and showed the brutal scene of a man in a kaffiyeh being crushed by the dentist in front of the jury. The picture and sounds of this man's struggle to survive are very powerful. And, the scenes in court were very memorable. The scene in which the prosecutor asks the judge to order Mandela's conviction, is very dramatic. This is a documentary that will make you think and re-think. The movie goes deep into what happened, and it touches on the amount of time that was taken to plan the trial, and the emotions that were involved with making this one of the longest criminal trials ever. Nelson Mandela was a great man, and this movie shows his struggle and his pain. The movie may have a minor one-sided point of view on the case, but it goes a lot deeper than that.

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Zachary F.

This is the best documentary i have ever seen. They make it sound like a documentary about a dead guy's son. But it's not. It's about a young man with a beautiful family, who becomes paralyzed, and is committed to a mental hospital. I mean he does his own research about this disease and it's not good. It's not accurate, i mean it's like, "oh my god, he didn't just have a stroke, he was poisoned by it." Yeah I know, it's a joke. I mean the kid is a jerk, but he is not making a political statement. But he wants to make people think about this. I don't know if you can really do that with a film. It's really hard. I mean this doc does a good job with it's knowledge of what happens to people who are in institutions. I mean, it's not one of those documentaries that you want to watch it with your friends. It's just this thing that makes you think about it, and it makes you want to do something. I mean, if someone could just get access to it, then it would be something that would really save people. It's also about this new drug that's becoming more and more popular, and it's like if it comes out, it's gonna kill people. But it has a few flaws in it. One, you know, there are patients that would like to have it, but it's not available for them. Two, it makes you wonder if this is actually true, you know, do the people with this disease really need it, you know. One of the people on the same level as you and me. So the answer to that is yes, they do. It's a documentary that should be seen by everyone. It's really well made, it's really well done, it's really entertaining, it's really well done, and I recommend it to everyone.

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Bryan

Before I became a fan of Stephen King, I thought that the guy was a good writer. Then I watched this documentary, and realized that he is a genius. This movie has a nice feel to it, you could watch it on a plane or train, or even on your own time and get a great experience. The way it looks and feel reminds me of an old Japanese documentary. The whole feel of it reminds me of a good book you'd read. A good one. I think that everyone should watch this documentary. It should be in every school library, and it should be shown as soon as possible. But most importantly, you should not only watch it for yourself. You should also see it for the entire family, because there are some people you don't want to let down. 9/10.

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Michael Castro

Very very interesting film. The only issue I had with the film was that there was no info on the subject matter at the start and the explanations just made it boring after that. Definitely worth the watch.

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Cheryl Kelley

As a scientist and an amateur investigator, I found this film very interesting. Although the data presented in this documentary was very important, it was not as groundbreaking as I expected, especially in the first part. But, having listened to my companion throughout the documentary, I was quite confident that this data would continue to be presented, so the second part, which dealt with the information as it was gathered in an almanac, was excellent. The documentary also showed the importance of the world-wide media in presenting the "news of the world," and how "News from Agenen" was different than any other media out there. As for the topics covered, it was interesting to hear the testimony of the scientists who worked on the CERN project, because we all knew that the project would have been successful, and how people would still be in contact with the earth, because we needed to have a mass media to keep our environment in order. Also, the scientific evidence proved that the earth's core was more than 10 km thick, and that the layers were not a few kilometers thick. In addition, I thought the concept that many of the recorded events could not be simply explained because it would be wrong to take the whole history of the earth into consideration, and this concept was very appealing. Therefore, this documentary was very interesting, but not as groundbreaking as I was hoping. I would recommend this documentary to anyone, especially to scientists.

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Jeffrey Sanchez

I did not expect to watch so much detail about someone who died in the Tbilisi Olympics. I think the film was great. It is about the evidence of an investigative journalist, Ole Kajbjer, and the conclusion, and not a single word in the film about the investigation itself, is full of inaccuracies. One could imagine that the investigation was about someone who died in the Olympics, but it is impossible to know this from the film. So, the film is full of confusing and probably that's it. So, when the film ends, you are left with nothing. You didn't know anything. That's the negative point, that the film is not 100% accurate.

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David Myers

The amazing documentary "The Aneurysm" tells the story of the terrible event in Iceland's history. The film covers all aspects of the event, from the Soviet missile crisis to the politics surrounding the conflict, and the accompanying political and financial pressures. It was during this crisis that the Icelandic parliament decided to suspend the status of the country's army, giving an opportunity to the United States and the Soviet Union to develop a space station and test nuclear weapons. It was during this time that the only country that had a space program was the United States. As the film shows, the aftermath of the crisis was extremely intense. The events affected the entire country, and the nation was left devastated. The Icelandic government had to resort to other means to find ways of saving the country. Today, a documentary like this does not happen. Iceland became a world leader in space exploration. It's a country that's extremely famous for its high technology, but it also has a strong and independent tradition. This documentary shows that even today, despite being one of the most isolated countries on Earth, it is still a country where there is a history of democracy and freedom. And as people from the Middle East come to Iceland, it becomes clear that people of that region have a strong connection with the place. As the documentary shows, there are many similarities between the Icelandic society and that of the Middle East. The people of the Middle East are quite different from the people of the Middle East, but that doesn't mean that there are no parallels. This documentary certainly helps open up a window into the people and culture of the Middle East. It also shows the success of the Icelandic people in overcoming the political and financial hardships brought about by the crisis. Although it is an excellent film, it still shows how the situation in the Middle East has changed in the past 15 years. I would definitely recommend it, but for my taste, it's a little short.

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Judith Green

This film does a good job of being as interesting and as provocative as it wants to be. With only the same-old plot, the movie allows its audience to speculate about many of the people involved. Unfortunately, the film does not do that well. One cannot find one large plot in this documentary. There are too many "small" parts and parts that seem to be little more than little sketches of them. The plot is quite likely to be a bit stifled if not suppressed. The film does not include the fantastic coincidences that are to be found in many other documentaries. The documentary makes it clear that there are many coincidences but only in this film does the filmmaker do a decent job of telling the plot. What the documentary does is present the characters' point of views of the plot. It also shows the personality of many of the people involved, both good and bad. The film would have been very good but for one thing. The documentary's running time is too long. My impression is that the film would have worked much better if the running time would have been between two and four hours. Also, if there is a "surprise" that makes this film a great one, it would have been useful to show it in its entirety. It would have given the film an extra dimension and that extra dimension is missing in the documentary. Overall, this is a good film. If you like documentaries, you will definitely like this. It is not as good as a documentary as a movie, but it is not bad either.