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Kolya (Kolja) (1996)

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Irina Bezrukova Irina Bezrukova

Written by
Pavel Taussig Pavel Taussig
Zdenek Sverák Zdenek Sverák


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Beautiful Film

11 years, 7 months ago at Apr 30 15:49
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This is one beautiful powerful emotional (and funny) film, and it rightfully deserved the Oscar for best Foreign Language film it received in 1997.

And its base, it may seem like another 'been done before' type of film; a womanizing bachelor is forced to become a father-figure to a cute little kid. But there is so much more depth to this film, and unfortunately, a lot of it is lost... read more
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Description: Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man. Having lost his place in the state orchestra, he must make ends meet by playing at funerals and painting tombstones. But he has run up a large debt, and when his friend Mr. Broz, suggests a scheme for making a lot of money by marrying a Russian woman so that she can get her Czech papers, he reluctantly agrees. The woman planned on using those papers to emigrate into West Germany with her 5-year old son, Kolya, but through a series of complications, the mom ends up in the West while her son remained behind the Iron Curtain ... (more)
Release date: 24 January 1997
UPC: 786936190458
Tags: Czech (11), Drama (8), Comedy (7), 1990s (6), Family (5), Oscar Winner (3), Coming Of Age (2), Communism (2), Cello (1), Violin (1), Oscars (1), Czech Republic (1), 2007 (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), {drama 17} (1), Soulsearch (1), Sort (1), France (1), SnP (1)
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