These four cops’ daily routines include taking care
of lost cows, patrolling the town in their cars, and stopping
for numerous coffee breaks with waffle hot dogs and pastries.
One day, an administrator from police head quarter steps into
their station with the devastating message that the station
is to be closed down.
Knowing that the major reason for closing the station is the “low
statistics” for crime rates in the neighborhood, the
four officers begin to set up “innocent” crime
scenes to “help” the statistics and save their
jobs. The “good” intention of setting up small
crimes soon gets out of hand and leads to a disaster.
Fares has succeeded in reproducing the unique setting that
anyone from a small town would recognize. The characters in
the movie are well developed, and the story is realistic with
tons of humor. The dialog is sharp and entertaining while the
language includes plenty of typical Swedish jargon. Even though
Fares makes fun of the Swedish police officers and the Swedish
culture, the plot could easily be translated to any rural area
in the world, and maybe it already has in the American movie
Kops is a “must see” and is showing at Dole Cannery
on Nov. 3 and 4.