FNE at Finale Plzen: Red Captain

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PRAGUE: The Czech/Slovak/Polish coproduction Red Captain / Rudý kapitán, an adaptation of a popular crime detective novel by Dominik Dán, will screen at the 30th Finale Plzen running 20 – 26 April 2017. The film was directed by writer/producer Michal Kollár.

The story follows detective Krauz (Polish actor Maciej Stuhr) as he deals with an extraordinary case of murder, which can be connected with the church and the secret police in Bratislava in 1992. Miro Šifra, Michal Kollár and Anna Fifíková wrote the script. The film used 380 special effects scenes, a record in Slovak film history.

It was released in the Czech and Slovak Republics in March 2016 and in Poland in summer 2016. The film was the top domestic film in Slovakia in 2016, with 86,000 admissions.

The 55 m CZK film was produced by Fog´n Desire Films, and coproduced by Sokol Kollár, MD4, RTVS, Czech Television, Barrandov Studio, S Pro Alfa, Krakow Festival Office, and Kino 64 U hradeb. It was supported by the Polish Film Institute, the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and Creative Europe – MEDIA.

Production information:

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Czech Television

Barrandov Studio

S Pro Alfa

Krakow Festival Office

Kino 64 U hradeb


Wrritten by Miro Šifra, Michal Kollár and Anna Fifíková
Directed by Michal Kollár
DoP: Kacper Fertacz
Cast: Oldřich Kaiser, Martin Finger, Michal Suchánek, Maciej Stuhr