‘Swedish Thriller ‘Hammarskjold – Fight for Peace’ Sells Globally’

The Swedish box office hit, Hammarskjold – Fight For Peace, has found a new audience as Beta Cinemas sold it across Europe, with an array of deals unveiled at the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin. The film, a biopic about the late United Nations Secretary-General, Dag Hammarskjöld, showcases the UN leader’s efforts to create peace in several African nations.

Beta Cinemas Expands its Screen Territory

Beta Cinemas accomplished significant deals for the film with numerous cinemas across Europe. The cinemas included Rai Cinema in Italy, Swift Productions for France, Twelve Oaks Spain, Portugal’s Outsider Films, and Discovery for the former Yugoslavia. Additionally, it was revealed that the negotiations for a U.S. deal are currently in progress.

The Epic Tale of Hammarskjöld

Hammarskjöld – Fight For Peace was directed and co-written by Per Fly and stars Mikael Persbrandt, known for his role in Sex Education, playing Dag Hammarskjold, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Per Fly’s Long List of Accomplishments

Per Fly, who directed and co-wrote the feature film, has an impressive resume. He wrote and directed Backstabbing for Beginners for A24, featuring Theo James and Ben Kingsley as leads. One of his other notable works includes the Danish political drama popularly known as Borgen. As of now, Fly is preparing for the production of a Nordic crime series, Reservatet for Netflix.

Hammarskjöld’s Story: UN’s Pursuit for Peace in Africa

Set in New York City during the year 1961, Hammarskjold – Fight for Peace, explores Hammarskjold’s journey as the Head of the UN intending to create peace in various African nations, while combating the effects of resource stripping from colonial times. However, during his trip to Congo to negotiate a ceasefire, his plane crashes under unexplained circumstances, leading to his untimely death.

The film includes an ensemble cast featuring actors like Francis Chouler, Cian Barry, Colin Salmon, Sara Soulié, and Richard Brake.

Behind the Scenes of Hammarskjöld – Fight For Peace

Screenings of Hammarskjöld – Fight For Peace are ongoing at EFM. The film is a production of multiple production houses, including Unlimited Stories, Nordisk Film, SVT, Film I Väst, TV4, Nordsvensk Filmunderhållning, Maipo Film, Meta Film, Per Fly APS, and Cambo Productions.

Wrapping Up

Hammarskjöld – Fight For Peace is yet another proof of the potential of European cinema to intrigue and inform with compelling storytelling. Its exploration of Hammarskjold’s journey serves as a reminder of the real-world challenges faced by those who dedicate their lives to fostering peace. Can’t wait to watch the film? Be sure to visit HitPlay for the latest updates on the film’s releases.

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