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Three thirty-something men are trying to get over their teenage obsession with their high school classmate. One suicidal, one secretly engaged to her, one dreaming to re-live the good old days.
…and all of them hostages to a homicidal burglary in progress. Now, they simply must co-operate even against their own good will.

  • Michal Kollar
    The Red Captain
  • Lukas Sigmund
    Ultimatum (TV series)
  • Michal Kollar
    The Red Captain, Ultimatum (TV series), The Catfish Summer
  • Jana Klukova
    Ultimatum (TV series), The Red Captain, The gardenstore trilogy, Moments
  • Michal Kubovčík
    Key Cast
    The Candidate, Amnesty
  • Hana Vagnerova
    Key Cast
    Borders of Love, Prvok, Sampon, Tecka a Karel, Lída Baarová
  • Juraj Hrčka
    Key Cast
    "Cyril "
    Zelary, Ultimátum,
  • Vlado Černý
    Key Cast
    Janosik, Broken Promise, Popolvár najväcsí na svete
  • Zdeněk Godla
    Key Cast
    Il Boemo, The Marco Effect, A Boy Called Christmas, The Way Out
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 32 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 14, 2024
  • Production Budget:
    1,190,200 EUR
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    Czech, Slovak
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Distribution Information
  • Bonton film
    Country: Slovakia
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Michal Kollar

A masters graduate in studies of Management (Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia -2001) and Film Editing (Academy of Arts in Bratislava – 2006), Michal Kollár has been active in commercial and TV production since the age of 18.
He had founded the Czech production company Fog ‘n’ desire Films in Prague as well as the production entity Sokol Kollár in Slovakia which continues their activities under the KFS production banner.
At the age of 19 he debuted with three part miniseries “Blava” which aired on a private cable network in 1997. The self-financed project, shot on a semi-professional digital cameras using early pro-summer postproduction software was reflecting the life on Slovakia’s capital streets. It has received several awards and for Michal it gained the interest of advertising production houses.
Kollar has spent his 20s and early 30s as a sought out director of commercials on Czech and Slovak markets working for many major clients (Renault, O2, Nestle, major local banks, insurance companies, charities).
In 2007, Kollar produced/directed his first feature, The Catfish Summer, which was made without any state support or TV participation and gathered over 100,000 admissions in the Czech Republic and gained the status of a cult comedy.
Kollar has been active as a prolific producer responsible for Slovak-Czech and international co-productions which received numerous awards and/or nominations (see the included producers filmography), many times supported by the MEDIA and Eurimages schemes.
His next directorial effort was the first cinematic adaptation of the wildly successful series of detective book thrillers The Red Captain. This Czech-Slovak-Polish coproduction broke the local attendance records as it gained more than 36 000 admissions (to a total of 95 000 admissions) on the opening weekend in Slovakia. This film won one Slovak Academy award and was distributed theatrically in Czechia and Poland (well over 60 000 admissions).
The film had internationally premiered at the Tallinn IFF Black Nights in the first and second features section. The film has been signed to be distributed across Amazon Prime and Netflix platforms.
In 2020 - 2021, Michal Kollar was shooting 8-part hostage thriller miniseries “The Ultimatum”, which was aired in the spring 2022 and acquired by sales company BETA FILM.
Simultaneosly, he was shooting is coproduction feature film VILLA LUCIA, that is in final stage of post production, to be premiered in March 2023.


2023, Villa Lucia, a feature film SK-CZ (status: to be premiered March 9th, 2023), KFS production, TV JOJ, Slovak Audiovisual fund
2022, The Ultimatum, TV 8-part miniseries / 55. min. episode, SK-CZ (), KFS production, TV JOJ in coproduction with Czech TV and the support of Slovak Audiovisual fund. World wide sales by Beta Film.
2018, HOTEL, TV 8-part miniseries / 45 min. episode, SK TV JOJ production, comedy
2016, The Red Captain, feature film, SK-CZ-PL KFS production, public Slovak RTVS, Czech TV, Fog n desire films, Mental Disorder 4 Poland with the support of Slovak Audiovisual fund, Czech film fund, Polish fund PFI, Krakow film fund, MEDIA, English subtitles
2007, The Catfish Summer, feature film, CZ-SK Fog n Desire Films production, English subtitles
2004, Prirodzená smrť – The Natural Death, a short film, SK Kollar Film Studio, English subtitles
1997, Blava, a 3-part miniseries, SK VTV programming of a Kollar film studio production

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Director Statement

"Villa Lucia" is a coming of age story told in my beloved genre of comedy and adventure. It is a homage to our memories of movies, long-lost friends and first loves, the ones that "got away". But above all, it's a crazy story about a broken-hearted break in.