Icelandic Action-Comedy ‘Cop Secret’ at BFI London Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival runs Wed, 6 Oct 2021 to Sun, 17 Oct 2021 and film distributor alief has announced their Icelandic action-comedy, Cop Secret, has been officially selected in the Laugh category and will have its UK Premiere on 6th October.

A tough super-cop, in denial about his sexuality, falls in love with his new partner… Cop Secret

Short Synopsis: A tough super-cop, in denial about his sexuality, falls in love with his new partner while investigating a string of bank robberies where nothing seems to have been stolen. Sounds like fun, with bullets and bombs, confirming Reykjavik isn’t an innocent little town anymore.
Cop Secret stars an all Icelandic cast of Auðunn Blöndal, Egill Einarsson, Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir as well as Björn Hlynur Haraldsson who recently starred in The Witcher.
Directed and written by Hannes Þór Halldórsson, who works simultaneously as a professional footballer for  Icelandic club Valur and a filmmaker with Icelandic studio Sagafilm. One of his most notable career highlights was saving a penalty kick from Lionel Messi at the 2018 World Cup as well as his feature film, Cop Secret, nominated for the Golden Leopard at the Locarno film festival.
Talking about his film, Halldórsson said; “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. 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 is a project Egill, Hannes and Audunn started writing more then 10 years ago in the backyard with a beer, paper and pencil.
Auðunn Blöndal plays Bussi the Supercop and Egill Einarsson, the celebrity cop of neighbouring town – is much more than the usual triple threat he is actor, male model, radio show host,, DJ and a singer.
Variety review says “Cop Secret” is the kind of movie that has you laughing despite your better instincts.

Icelandic action-comedy, Cop Secret

London Film Festival Release date: 6th October.
Writer/Director: Hannes Þór Halldórsson
Cast: Auðunn Blöndal, Egill Einarsson, Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir & Björn Hlynur Haraldsson
Run Time: 98 minutes
Rating: TBC