Ahead of its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, distributor alief has shared a poster and trailer for Cop Secret, an Icelandic action comedy from director Hannes Þór Halldórsson which follows a tough super-cop in denial about his sexuality, who falls in love with his new partner while investigating a string of bank robberies where nothing seems to have been stolen.
“The idea is to make an action-comedy that is not afraid of mimicking Hollywood action clichés, a film that has never been done before in Iceland,” states writer-director Hannes Þór Halldórsson. “We will have gunfights, one-liner phrases and exaggerated fights. We regularly see all these things in big action films, but Icelandic conditions do not offer in reality, but in a comedy, we are allowed to do those things. I am convinced that Cop Secret will be a movie that will be cool, original, exciting and explosive. Our main character Bussi goes from being a cool dude who suppresses his sexuality because of his own prejudice, facing who he really is, to coming out and thus find happiness as a changed man.”
Cop Secret will have its UK premiere at BFI London Film Festival on October 6th.