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Swedish cover
Directed by Josef Fares
Produced by Anna Anthony
Screenplay by Josef Fares
Mikael Håfström
Lars Yngve Johansson
Fares Fares
Torkel Petersson
Starring Fares Fares
Torkel Petersson
Göran Ragnerstam
Sissela Kyle
Cinematography Aril Wretblad
Distributed by Sonet Film AB
Release date
  • 7 February 2003 (2003-02-07) (Sweden)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Sweden
Language Swedish

Kopps is a Swedish film which was released to cinemas in Sweden on 7 February 2003,[1] 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.


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.

American Version[edit]

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,[2] though the status is currently unknown.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kopps". Swedish Film Database. 7 February 2003. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-100805218.html[dead link]

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