Kolya


Winner of an Oscar for best foreign film, and also the highest ranking foreign language film (position 11) on the IMDB's list of Top 250 movies.

This is the story of an elderly philanderer, who needs money to buy a car to transport his cello around. He agrees to marry a Russian woman for money, so that he can buy a car. Unfortunately she absconds as soon as she is married, to be with her lover in Germany. Then he finds out that her 5 year old son was part of the deal, and he now has to play daddy to the kid, even though neither can speak the other's language. Naturally they have a beneficial effect on each other's lives...
The film is set in Prague before the overthrow of communism.
Czech and Russian with English subtitles.

105 minutes.
All ages.

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Credits

Cast
Zdenek Sverák, Andrej Chalimon, Libuse Safránková, Ondrej Vetchý
Director
Jan Sverák
ScreenplayJan Sverák, Pavel Taussig
MusicOndrej Soukup
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in1996
Produced byBiograf Jan Sverak, Czech Television, Portobello Pictures, Space Film





Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
10
The Cape Times
13
The Star
15
TV3 Screenplay
18
TV2 GMSA
20
Sunday Times
15
eye Weekly
15
Empire
15
Film Review
20
Box Office
10

What the People say

Internet
19

Average .. 77%

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