Release date7 February 2003 (2003-02-07) (Sweden) WriterJosef Fares, Mikael Hafstrom, Vasa Featured songsA Night on Bald Mountain, Gimme Some Lovin Music directorDaniel Lemma, Bengt Nilsson CastFares Fares (Jacob), Torkel Petersson (Benny), Göran Ragnerstam (Lasse), Sissela Kyle (Agneta), Eva Röse (Jessica), Christian Fiedler (Folke) Similar moviesMoonrise Kingdom, Salt, Hot Pursuit, Taxi, Appleseed, Leap Year
Kopps 2003 officiell trailer
Kopps is a Swedish film which was released to cinemas in Sweden on 7 February 2003, directed by Josef Fares. The name itself is a pun on pronouncing the English word "Cops" with a Swedish accent.
The film is a comedy about Swedish police, starring Fares Fares, Torkel Petersson, Sissela Kyle, Göran Ragnerstam and Eva Röse.
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The film concerns the police force of a small fictional Swedish village, Högboträsk. The village is so peaceful that crime has become nonexistent. The police spend their shifts drinking coffee, eating hot dogs and chasing down runaway cows. This is all well and good for the village's own police, but the police management board wants to discontinue the local police force for lack of crime. This would mean the loss of income for the policemen, so they begin to stage crimes in order to preserve their jobs. This includes burning down the local hotdog stand, hiring a drunk to steal a packet of sausages, thrashing a local car, faking a shootout and staging a kidnapping using their friends as actors.
Shortly after Kopps' release in 2003, Adam Sandler and Columbia Pictures bought the rights and announced their plans to remake the comedy into an English-language release, though the status is currently unknown.