"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)
First Trailer Ahead of Locarno Competition World Premiere (VARIETY EXCLUSIVE)
COP SECRET by Hannes Thór Halldórsson selected for the main competition in LocarnoHannes Thór Halldórsson
's debut feature, Cop Secret
, has been selected for the Concorso Internazionale, or the main competitive section, at the Locarno Film Festival, which will take place in Switzerland August 4–14. This will be the film's world premiere and it will compete for the Pardo d'Oro (or Golden Leopard), given each year for the best film in the competition.
follows a tough supercop who is fighting a inner struggle at the same time as he is investigating a string of bank robberies where nothing seems to have been stolen.
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" also 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" and Netflix's "Eurovision Song Contest" and "The Witcher."