The Red Captain

Hot summer of ‘92. Detective Richard Krauz is handed a case of a body with a nail stuck in its skull, indicating the person did not go silently into the night. Richard wants to keep it ethical, but once he discovers that communist secret police was behind the torturing. Soon he finds himself on a slippery slope with the trail leading to a communist secret police expert “Red Captain”.
“like the very best genre classics” – Cineuropa

written by: Michal Kollar, Miro Sifra (based on the novel by Dominik Dan)
by: Michal Kollar
cast: Maciej Stuhr, Odlrich Kaiser
genre: action/crime
production: Czech Republic/Slovakia/Poland 2016
running time: 115 min.
language: Czech

Festivals & sales points:

  • Tallin Black Nights Film Festival – First Feature Competition
  • based on a bestselling crime novel