“Cop Secret” (“Leynilögga”, Iceland, 2021) directed by Hannes Þór Halldórsson
“Cop Secret” directed by Hannes Þór Halldórsson

The 63rd Lübeck Nordic Film Days (Nordische Filmtage Lübeck) will open with the German premiere of the Icelandic action-comedy Cop Secret (Leynilögga, Iceland, 2021) about a cop in denial of his sexuality, who falls in love with his new partner, while investigating a string of bank break-in.

The festival runs November 3–7, 2021 in Lübeck, Germany.

In his feature debut, director Hannes Þór Halldórsson, who has a day job as goalie for the Icelandic national football team, parodies the police thriller genre, while at the same time reveling in its action.

The tires of his souped-up car squeal as the cop Bússi (Auðunn Blöndal) tears through the streets of Reykjavík. Bússi is the all-round super cop with a penchant for brutal methods – at home, he reaches for the bottle and avoids his girlfriend. As a series of bank robberies befalls the Icelandic capitol, Bússi gets a new partner – the completely buff and always well-dressed Hörður (Egill Einarsson). Opposites attract in every way in this somewhat different cop thriller. The macho behaviour of the two men, however, bounces right off the resolute female police chief Þorgerðurin (Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir). Together, they hunt for the villain keeping the city at bay. The big showdown takes place at the same time as the women’s football match between Iceland and England.

Cop Secret stars Auðunn Blöndal (Bússi), Egill Einarsson (Hörður), Sverrir Þór Sverrisson (Klemenz), Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir (Þorgerður), Vivian Olafsdottir (Stefanía), and Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Rikki Ferrari).

Watch the trailer for Cop Secret (Leynilögga).

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