Directed by: Olaf de Fleur. Screenplay: Hrafnkell Stefánsson and Olaf de Fleur. Starring: Darri Ingólfsson, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Zlatko Krickic and Hilmir Snær Guðnason. 95 minutes.
BRAVE MEN’S BLOOD
Brave Men’s Blood is the sequel to the 2011 film City State, also produced by Poppoli. The film’s protagonist is Hannes (Darri Ingólfsson), an ambitious police officer who gets in over his head when he starts investigating Margeir (Sigurður Sigurjonsson), the corrupt head of the narcotics division of Reykjavik police department after receiving a tip from Gunnar a former crime kingpin who’s doing time. Margeir has been working with an eastern european crime outfit that has seized control of Reykjavik’s criminal underground, run by Sergej (Zlatko Krickic). Hannes sees an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone, expose Margeir as a rat and put the current kingpin behind bars. He recruits Andrea (Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir), a cop who’s been demoted following her struggle to take down Gunnar in the past, along with Ívar (Hilmir Snær Guðnason), a tough-as-nails SWAT captain, not knowing that Sergej is in over his head as well, in the process of making a deal with an international crime syndicate who will stop at nothing to defend their interest.