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Hammarskjöld - Fight for Peace

Hammarskjöld

CTC • 112 MIN

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Synopsis


Directed by Per Fly (Borgen) this gripping drama based on true events stars iconic actor Mikael Persbrandt (IN A BETTER WORLD, SEX EDUCATION) as charismatic diplomat and economist Dag Hammarskjöld, the man John F. Kennedy once called “the greatest statesman of our century.” New York City, 1961. At the peak of the Cold War, Hammarskjöld (Persbrandt) is at the pinnacle of his power, serving his seventh year as Secretary-General of the United Nations. After decolonisation, he takes it upon himself to bring peace to the African countries, thwarting plans of powerful entrepreneurs and world leaders to further their exploit resources. But, when his old friend Peter shows up in New York, he begins to question his unprecedented dedication to his job and vision. When UN peacekeepers are killed in open battle in the Congo, Hammarskjöld decides to impose peace by new measures and leads UN troops into their first wartime operation. Although aware his enemies may plot against him, he boards a plane in a desperate attempt to negotiate a cease-fire.

Awards & Reviews


Compelling historical narrative and central persona.

Cineuropa

WINNER Best Costume Design, Guldbagge Awards 2024
NOMINEE (x7) including Best Film, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Guldbagge Awards 2024
OFFICIAL SELECTION International Film Festival Rotterdam 2024

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Release Date

17th July 2024

Duration

112 MIN

Rating

CTC

Director

Per Fly

Cast

Mikael Persbrandt, Richard Brake, Francis Chouler, Cian Barry, Colin Salmon, Sara Soulié, Hakeem Kae-Kazi, Thure Lindhardt

Genre

Drama, Thriller

Languages

English, Swedish with English subtitles

Release Date

17th July 2024

Duration

112 MIN

Rating

CTC

Director

Per Fly

Cast

Mikael Persbrandt, Richard Brake, Francis Chouler, Cian Barry, Colin Salmon, Sara Soulié, Hakeem Kae-Kazi, Thure Lindhardt

Genre

Drama, Thriller

Languages

English, Swedish with English subtitles

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