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  • 118 min
  • Sweden
  • special screening
  • 15 years
  • 3 Screenings

The opening film of Kosmorama this year is the gripping thriller about Dag Hammarskjöld. Mikael Persbrandt plays the lead role as the Swedish top diplomat in this film depicting his dramatic life as the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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Dag Hammarskjöld was posthumously awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and was one of the world's foremost diplomats in his time. In 1961, Dag Hammarskjöld has one more year in his position as the UN Secretary-General, following the Norwegian Trygve Lie. After this year, he plans to move back to Österlen and finally leave behind politics. The Cold War dominates, and in Africa a deep conflict splits Congo.

Dag Hammarskjöld takes on the complicated mission of mediating peace and unity in the volatile conflict in the divided country. An impossible task according to many, a suicide mission according to others.

The film is directed by Danish filmmaker Per Fly, known for critically acclaimed films such as The Bench (2000), The Inheritance (2003), and Monica Z (2013). With Hammarskjöld, he has created one of the biggest Scandinavian films this winter. It also has a touch of Trøndelag, as the music by composer Raymond Enoksen was recorded at Øra Studio with pianist Else Bø and musicians from the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Trondheimsolistene. We look forward to opening the festival with this fantastic film about one of the world's most famous peace advocates and his mysterious fate.


Monday 04. march 19.00 19.00 Prinsen 6
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Original title HAMMARSKJÖLD
Director Per FLY
Year 2023
Length 118 min
Country Sweden
Language Swedish, English
Subtitles norwegian