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Kolya [DVD] [] [Region 1]

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  • When a financially strapped former symphony cellist, now making a meager living by playing at funerals, gets pressured into a paper marriage with a friend's single-mother niece, his roving-eye bachelor life is turned upside-down. The beautiful young woman immediately abandons her new husband and her five-year-old son, and the unlikely duo struggles to adjust to their new lives in Prague on the eve of 1989's Velvet Revolution. Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Academy Award: Best Foreign Language Film.

    Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film 1996

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  • Credits
    Zdenek Sverak, Andrej Chalimon, Libuse Safrankova, Ondrez Vetchy, Stella Zazvorkova, Ladislav Smoljak, Irena Livanova, Lilian Mankina, Petra Spalova, Nella Boudova, Rene Pribyl, Miroslav Taborsky, Slavka Budinova, Jiri Sovak, Karel Hermanek, Eric Abraham
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A feel-good movie dealing in part with Soviet bloc bureaucracies in 1988..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

    "...[Kolya] balances heartwarming sentiment with gentle humor and observations that strike universal chords..."
    Variety

    "...A gem of a Czech film....Wise and worldly..."
    New York Times

    "...Lovely....It's a heart melter....Chalimon is a gem..." -- Rating: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...KOLYA is a crowd-pleaser....Chalimon is irresistible....With the further pluses of luminous cinematography and a soaring, emotional score, KOLYA can't miss..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...There are some lovely, affecting and warmly amusing moments here..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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