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Kolya (Jan Svěrák, 1996, Czech film) – projection 6/12

Posted by easternxpress on November 19, 2008


The action takes place during the last years of Communist rule in Czechoslovakia, at a time when the Soviet bloc begins to disintegrate. František Louka, a middle-aged Czech man dedicated to bachelorhood and the pursuit of women, is a concert cellist struggling to eke out a living by playing funerals at the Prague crematorium. He has lost his previous job at the philharmonic orchestra due to having been half-accidentally blacklisted as “politically unreliable” by the authorities. A friend offers him a chance to earn a great deal of money through a sham marriage to a Russian woman to enable her to stay in Czechoslovakia. However, the woman uses her Czechoslovak citizenship to emigrate and join her boyfriend in West Germany. Due to a concurrence of circumstances that remain partly unclear, she has to leave behind her Russian-speaking five-year-old son, Kolya, for the disgruntled Czech musician to look after. Gradually, a bond forms between Louka and Kolya.

Principal cast

Kolya : Andrei Chalimon, Louka : Zdeněk Svěrák, Klára : Libuše Šafránková, Mr. Brož : Ondřej Vetchý, Louka’s mother : Stella Zázvorková


Saturday december 6th, at 5.30pm.

Obs ! swedish subtitles.

Hjorten, Dragarbrunnsgatan 13, Uppsala.

Glögg and fika !


2 Responses to “Kolya (Jan Svěrák, 1996, Czech film) – projection 6/12”

  1. Rick Boyer said

    I found your site on Google and read a few of your other entires. Nice Stuff. I’m looking forward to reading more from you.

  2. easternxpress said

    thanks =)

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