By Michal KOLLAR


Second film - Pre-Production 2014

Three years after the fall of the Berlin Wall; six months before the split of Czechoslovakia. Despite all warnings, a young homicide detective sets on investigating a convoluted case that involves Catholic clerical elite and high-ranked agents of the former secret service.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Second film, Thriller, Crime
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Michal KOLLAR
    • Writer(s)
    • Miro SIFRA, Michal KOLLAR, Anna FIFIKOVA
    • Producer(s)
    • Viktor TAUS (Fog'n'desire films), Michal KOLLAR (Sokol Kollar)
    • Synopsis
    • 1992. Three years after the fall of the Berlin wall; six months before the split of Czecho-Slovakia.
      Homicide detective Richard Krauz, 32 years old, is desperate to distinguish himself from the police of the previous regime. One notable notch in his belt is the capture of serial killer Ondrej "The Beast".
      During grounds-keeping at an old cemetery, a corpse with a nail driven through its skull is disinterred. The body belongs to an old church clerk, Karol Klokner. With help from silent witness (and Klokner’s former “autumn” lover) Ms. Marika, the detective soon discovers that he was tortured and murdered by former Secret Police – the STB.
      Crossing the point of no return in his career and personal life, Krauz finds himself mixed up in something that involves not only the highest levels of the STB but also the Catholic Church. These seemingly opposite entities have, in fact, been cooperating for years.
      The only person who can shine more light into the case is Klokner’s torturer, a man code-named “The Red Captain”, a notoriously psychotic “expert on final interrogations” who is a living testament to the former sins of the two co-operating organizations.
      Krauz is about to learn a heart-crushing lesson about the importance of recognizing the shades of grey in the newly formed “red free” country.
      This thriller is based on the novel by Dominik Dan, the most successful detective mystery writer in Slovakia in the past 20 years.
    • Partners & financing
    • Poland, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia - required
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Aug 01, 2014