"Raucously entertaining Icelandic spoof"
- Neil Young, 'Cop Secret': Locarno Review (SCREEN DAILY)
"Naked Gun-style Icelandic comedy"
- John Bleasdale, Locarno round-up: the best of the 2021 festival (SIGHT AND SOUND)
"Fast-Paced Nordic Cop Action Spoof With Progressive Bent"
- Martin Kudlac, "Cop Secret': Locarno Review (SCREEN ANARCHY)Hannes Thór Halldórsson
's debut feature, Cop Secret
, was been selected for the Concorso Internazionale, or the main competitive section, at the Locarno Film Festival, which took place in Switzerland August 4–14 2021. This was the film's world premiere and it competed for the Pardo d'Oro (or Golden Leopard), given each year for the best film in the competition.
The film is written by Nína Petersen, Sverrir Thór Sverrison, and Halldórsson and produced by Lilja Ósk Snorradóttir ("Echo") for Iceland's Pegasus Pictures, which has provided production services on Sky's "Fortitude" and HBO's "Succession."
"Cop Secret" stars Audunn Blöndal
("The Garden"), Egill Einarsson
("Black's Game"), Steinunn Ólína Thorsteinsdóttir ("The Garden"), Vivian Ólafsdóttir ("Echo"), Sverrir Thór Sverrisson ("A White, White Day"), and Björn Hlynur Haraldsson
, a lead character in A24's "Lamb", Netflix's "Eurovision Song Contest" and "The Witcher."