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Mads Brugger – Cold Case Hammarskjold #Venezia76

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One of the three finalists films for the 2019 LUX Prize.

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Mads Brugger, director of the film Cold Case Hammarskjold

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Mads Brugger’s latest film, Cold Case Hammarskjöld, is one of this year’s finalists for the LUX Prize and we caught up with the director to talk about it at the 2019 Venice International Film Festival. Brugger, who previously made the acclaimed 2011 film The Ambassador, returns to the Africa here to investigate on the mysterious death of Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dag Hammarskjold. In this interview, Brugger talks about his reasons for wanting to pursue this topic as well as the extent to which his fascination with fictional elements of mystery thriller novels influence his works and ambitions as a documentarian, among other things.

Cold Case Hammarskjold: Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Goran Bjorkdahl are trying to solve the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjold. As their investigation closes in, they discover a crime far worse than killing the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Mads Brugger
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Cold Case Hammarskjold
  • Festival section
    Giornate degli autori - LUX prize
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