Kolja: 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.
Released: August 28, 1996
Runtime: 105 mins
Actors: Emma Cerná Eva Klepácová Filip Renc Irina Bezrukova Jana Altmanová Jirí Sovák Karel Hermánek Ladislav Smoljak Lena Birková Libuse Safránková Liliya Malkina Miriam Chytilová Miroslav Táborský Nella Boudová Ondrej Vetchý Pavel Vondruska Petra Spalková Rafael Kubelik Regina Rázlová Rene Pribil Slávka Budínová Stella Zázvorková Vera Uzelacová Veronika Freimanová Zdenek Sverák