Netflix has released the trailer and synopsis for an upcoming documentary film “A Cop Movie” (“Una Pelicula de Policias”) from director Alonso Ruizpalacios. The film takes us deep into the Mexican police force with the story of Teresa and Montoya, together known as “the love patrol.” It also promises to push the boundaries of nonfiction and to immerse the viewer into the human experience of police work within a dysfunctional system. The film will launch globally on November 5th.
Following family tradition, Teresa and Montoya join the police force, only to find their convictions and hopes crushed by a dysfunctional system. Their emotional bond becomes a refuge for the hostility they are exposed to. Through an experimental style of narrative and documentary storytelling, A Cop Movie propels the viewer into an unusual cinematic space, giving voice to one of Mexico and the world’s most controversial institutions.