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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 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.

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It’s a wrap!

Filming is over for Poppoli Pictures new feature film, ‘Brave Men’s Blood’, which is a stand alone sequel to Poppoli’s critically acclaimed 2011 film ‘City State’.

Directed by Olaf de Fleur, based on a screenplay by Hrafnkell Stefánsson and Olaf de Fleur, the film stars Darri Ingolfsson (Dexter), Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir (Jar City), Ingvar E. Siguðursson (K-19: The Widowmaker), Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Zlatko Krickic and Hilmir Snær Guðnason (Angels of The Universe) with an appearance by J.J. Field (Captain America: The First Avenger)

International sales representative is French distributor Celluloid Dreams lead by Hengameh Panahi. The film, produced by Kristín Andrea Þórðardóttir, Ragnar Santos and Olaf de Fleur, is currently in post production and is expected to hit theatres in late 2014. 

EOne grabs U.K., Canada rights to ‘City State’

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EOne has acquired U.K. and Canada rights to Olaf de Fleur’s “City State,” a crime thriller that has been snapped up for international distribution by Hengameh Panahi’s Gallic sales-production house Celluloid Dreams.

Panahi is also bringing “City State” sequel “Brave Men’s Blood” to the Cannes Market.

The eOne buy, Celluloid Dreams’ double pickup and other early reactions to “City State” — including negotiations for a U.S. remake with a view to James Mangold (“Knight and Day”) directing — mark Iceland’s de Fleur (“The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela”) as a talent to track.

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