48:e festivalen 24 jan - 2 feb, 2025
48:e festivalen
24 Jan -
2 Feb, 2025

I was a Cop in the 80s

Focus on Flanders

We follow the rise and fall of a Belgian Gendarme Unit spearheaded by an American CIA agent. They’re supposed to catch drug dealers, but turn into criminals themselves. Jan Laureys is a gendarme who doesn’t want to be one. He has a history of drug abuse, which is why the American recruits him in the first place. Jan takes advantage of the ethical derailment in his team to slack off. But for how long can you cut corners before it comes back to bite you?

Screenwriters: Philippe De Schepper and Bas Adriaensen
Broadcasters: Streamz and Amazon Digital UK Limited
Produced by: jonnydepony
Producers: Helen Perquy and Philippe De Schepper
Director: Wim Geudens
Premiere: October 2025
Nordic and international sales: TBC

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