'This can either be the world's greatest murder mystery or the world's most idiotic conspiracy theory. If the latter is the case, I deeply regret.' The words come from a white-clad Mads Brügger, who dictates them to his black, female secretary in a hotel room in Angola. One of the typically ironic, distancerende grip that the past has characterized the scribe Brügger in movies such as 'The red chapel' and 'the Ambassador'.
But also a façade that obvious crack along the way, which makes 'Cold Case.' to Brüggers most satisfying and thought-provoking film so far. It has also just received the jury's prize at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.
the Story - there are just so speget, as it is complicated - is very short, the Brügger in the 2011 reading an article in The newspaper The Guardian, written by the Swedish investigator Göran Björkdahl, which puts a big question mark at dag Hammarskjölds death in 1961.
. was the secretary general of the UN and fought a stubborn battle for the many new independent countries in Africa, which was a thorn in the side of former colonial powers such as England and Belgium. And, not least, the minekompagnier, who profited in Africa.
. died (with 15 others) in a plane crash in Ndola in the current Zambia (then at the border between Congo and Zambia). Crash was already in the time-surrounded by some debate, but was instituted as a pilot error. Björkdahl argues in the aforementioned article, that there was a coolly murders.
It is the theory, as the very odd couple Björkdahl and Brügger, sets out to examine.
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Without coming approaching into the details, let us just note that they are arguing quite convincingly that Hammarskjölds plane was shot down by the paramilitary organisation, the SAIMR (South African Institute of Maritime Research). That in itself is quite sensational. But the journey into the heart of darkness does not stop here.
along the way they receive notifications that the very same SAIMR was behind the spread of the hiv virus under the guise of vaccineprogrammer in an attempt to decimate the black population. If the latter is true, there is, indeed, an attempt at genocide.
Let me put it this way, that I after watching 'Cold Case.', is quite convinced that. was the victim of a plot, while hiv-the story so far most have the character of the outrageous claims. However, there are fortunately dug further in the case. So the film is perhaps both the uncovering of a murder mystery as well as a not-so-informed conspiracy theory.
as far As the substance. Which in itself is game enough. But also as a movie experience is 'Cold Case.' exceptionally well screwed together. As mentioned earlier, the starter Mads Brügger to stand as a figure 'Mads Brügger' added miscellaneous koloniherreklicheer, but as the case escalates, fall guard, which, in the degree the garments of the story.
Kunstgrebet with the two black female secretaries is also a small stroke of genius, as they act as the viewer's lawyers along the way with questions and doubting comments in the very convoluted tale.
So unconditional Brüggers best film to date. Maybe it even means that the history of the world must be written about?