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Hannes Halldórsson – Cop Secret #Locarno74

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The first Icelandic action movie in competition at the Locarno Film Festival

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11 min. and 30 sec.

PODCAST | Federica Scarpa interviews Hannes Halldórsson, director of the film Cop Secret.

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Hannes Halldórsson signs Iceland’s first action film, in competition at the Locarno Film Festival. A fun parody of 1980s American crime fiction, starring a tough cop who faces a terrible threat to the city of Reykjavik and the attraction for his new colleague. We asked Halldórsson, former Icelandic goalkeeper, how the idea for this film came about, and whether it is more difficult to shoot a low-budget action film or save a Messi penalty …

Cop Secret : A tough ‘supercop’, 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.


  • Reporter
    Federica Scarpa
  • Guest
    Hannes Halldórsson
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Cop Secret
  • Festival section
    International Competition
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