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Original title Fredens pris : Dag Hammarskjöld och visionen om FN
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
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Plot summary

The film portrays the legendary Secretary General of the UN, Dag Hammarskjöld (1905-1961) who died in a plane crash while trying to negotiate peace in post-colonial Congo. This happened at the...

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Crew

Director
Screenplay
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Director of Photography
Music
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Companies

Production Company Athenafilm HB (i samproduktion med)
Copyright Athenafilm HB 2005
Co-Production Company Sveriges Television AB (SVT Dokumentär)
Yleisradio Ab/Finlands Svenska Television
Graphics Zooropa Production
Sales Athenafilm HB
Other Company Zooropa Production (on-lineredigering)
Pressens Bild AB (stillbildsarkiv)
Scanpix Sverige AB (stillbildsarkiv)
Sveriges Television AB (arkivfilm)
Statens ljud- och bildarkiv (arkivfilm)
Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet (arkivfilm)
Stiftelsen Armé- Marin- och Flygfilm (arkivfilm)
De Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (VRT) (arkivfilm)

Plot summary

The film portrays the legendary Secretary General of the UN, Dag Hammarskjöld (1905-1961) who died in a plane crash while trying to negotiate peace in post-colonial Congo. This happened at the height of the Cold War. The circumstances surrounding his death are still unclear, and an examination of the Congo Crisis in the early 60s raises many issues still relevant today. The structure of the film is based on unique footage from the UN film archive covering Hammarskjöld’s time in office. The present Secretary General, Kofi Annan, and others give their views and comments on the UN in a historical perspective. Hammarskjöld was clearly aware that UN could never be anything more than what its member states wanted it to be. Now, 60 years on from the founding of the organisation, the film raises the question how Hammarskjöld’s vision of a world at peace, based on human rights and the UN charter, can be achieved today.

Technical specifications

Frames per second 24


Release dates

TV showing 2005-10-29 SVT2 Sweden 110 min
Cinemateksvisning, arkivkopia 2005-10-23 Bio Victor, Filmhuset Stockholm Sweden 90 min
Other showing 2005-10-24 Rosenbads konferenscenter Stockholm Sweden
TV showing 2006-07-24 SVT2 Sweden 50 min (del 1 av 2)
2006-07-25 SVT2 Sweden 55 min (del 2 av 2)

Holdings Scripts

Script type Dialoglista
Script title Fredens pris. Texter, förtexter, eftertexter till filmen.
Extent 34 s. För- och eftertext ingår.
Language Swedish


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