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Kolja · dir. Jan Sverak
Czech Republic 1996, 104’

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, the grave-digger 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. She takes advantage of the situation to emigrate to West Germany, to her lover; and leaves her five-year-old son with his grandmother; when the grandmother dies, Kolya must come and live with his stepfather — Louka.

Director:Jan Sverak
Screenplay:Zdenek Sverak
Cinematography:Vladimir Smutny
Editing:Alois Fisarek
Cast:Zdenek Sverak, Andrei Chalimon, Libuse Safrankova, Ondrej Vetchy, Ladislav Smoljak
Awards:Najlepszy Film Nieanglojęzyczny / Best Foreign Language Movie (Oscar 1997), Najlepszy Film / Best Feature Film (Czeska Nagroda Krytyków / Czech Critics Award 1997), Najlepszy Film, Najlepsza Reżyseria, Najlepszy Scenariusz, Najlepszy Montaż, Najlepsza Aktorka / Best Movie, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Actress (Czeskie Lwy / Czech Lions 1997)