A suspenseful police thriller, a playful comedy or perhaps an unexpected bromance? One thing’s for sure: the plot of Cop Secret is full of surprises, much like director Hannes Þór Halldórsson’s biography. As a professional footballer, he played for Iceland’s national team at the biggest sporting events – Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup. When his career as an athlete ended, he decided to try his hand behind the camera. His directorial debut is an interesting take on the cop drama, the archetypal guy-movie genre, and it also addresses ideas about masculinity in general. The protagonists of the story are two law enforcement officers: tough cop Bússi and the more laid-back Hörður. Together they have to investigate a mysterious string of local bank robberies. The more they delve into the criminal conspiracy, the more they realize how much they seem to have in common, beyond just bringing the investigation to a successful conclusion. All this makes Cop Secret a brilliant, slightly old-school parody of buddy movies and a fascinating look at toxic masculinity.
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