A trailer has just been released for a new Danish documentary-thriller called The John Dalli Mystery.
The film, directed by Jeppe Rønde, follows the scandal of Maltese politician John Dalli who was forced to resign from his role as EU Commissioner in 2012 when one of his associates was accused of asking for €60 million from a Swedish snus producer, in return for help in changing European tobacco regulations.
Featuring John Dalli’s associate Silvio Zammit and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia, the trailer does not give much away in terms of the conclusions of the documentary.
This is the official synopsis of the film:
“Eight years ago, Mads Brügger and Mikael Bertelsen tried to solve the murder of an EU official in 1993. A project that concluded in a dead end. Hoping to make good for their old defeat, the two journalists decide to investigate a complex case about the former EU Health Commissioner, John Dalli, who was fired under suspicion of being in the pocket of the tobacco industry. Brügger and Bertelsen travel to Malta to meet Dalli, who comes across as quite likeable. And it does not take long before they uncover an extensive conspiracy against him, when Dalli is suddenly contacted by a secret source who claims to be in possession of documents and recordings that contain plans to kill him. The source agrees to send the explosive material to Malta, and the two Danish journalists convince Dalli to enter an agreement with the shady source. And from then on, ‘The John Dalli Mystery’ develops into a disturbing and dark-humoured detective film with far-reaching consequences – and with threads running from Brussels to an island in the Caribbean.”