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Author: Zdeněk SvěrákPavel TaussigEric AbrahamJan SvěrákAndrej ChalimonAll authors
Publisher: [Prague] : Biograf Jan Svěrák ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [1997]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : CzechView all editions and formats
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Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and lady's man. Having lost his place in the state orchestra, he must make ends meet by playing at funerals and repairing tombstones. But he has run up a large debt, and when his friend, 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Zdeněk Svěrák; Pavel Taussig; Eric Abraham; Jan Svěrák; Andrej Chalimon; Libuše Šafránková; Ondřej Vetchý; Stella Zázvorková; Ladislav Smoljak; Irina Livanova; Miramax Films.; Eurimages (Organization); Centre national de la cinématographie (France); Czech Republic State Fund for Czech Cinematography.; Biograf Jan Svěrák (Firm); Portobello Pictures (Firm); Pandora Cinema.; Česká televize (Prague, Czech Republic); Cinemart S.r.l.; Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0788837680 9780788837685
OCLC Number: 50232089
Language Note: In Czech or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing), or English; closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Originally produced as a Czech motion picture in 1996.
Special features: Film o filmu [The making of the film] (20 min.); Sneak peeks (6 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Vladimír Smutny ; editor, Alois Fišárek ; art director, Miloš J. Kohout ; music, Ondřej Soukup.
Cast: Zdeněk Svěrák (Louka), Andrei Chalimon (Kolya), Libuše Šafránková (Klára), Ondřej Vetchý (Brož), Stella Zázvorková (Maminka), Ladislav Smoljak (Houdek), Irina Livanova (Nadežda).
Awards: Winner, 1997 Czech Lions for Nejlepsí strih (Best Editing)--Alois Fisárek; Muzský herecký výkon ve vedlejsí roli (Best Supporting Actor)--Andrei Chalimon; Zenský herecký výkon v hlavní roli (Best Actress)--Libuse Safránková; Nejlepsí scénár (Best Screenplay)--Zdeněk Sverák; Nejlepsí rezie (Best Director)--Jan Sverák; Nejlepsí film (Best Film)--Eric Abraham, Jan Sverák; Critics' Award--Jan Sverák; Winner, 1997 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film; Winner, 1997 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Target Audience: MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for some sensuality.
Description: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital surround sound; widescreen presentation, 1.66:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Contents: Opening credits/A day at the office --
A talented bachelor --
An unusual offer --
For the wrong reasons --
A wrinkle in the plan --
An unlikely pair --
Like father and son --
The interrogation --
Lost --
Kolya gets sick --
An important decision --
End credits.
Responsibility: a Miramax Films presents ; Eurimages with the support of the Centre National de la Cinématographie and the State Fund of the Czech Republic for support and development of Czeck Cinematography ; Biograf Jan Svěrák, Portobello Pictures, Pandora Cinema in co-production with Czech Television and Cinemart ; screenplay, Zdeněk Svěrák based on an idea by Pavel Taussig ; produced by Eric Abraham and Jan Svěrák ; directed by Jan Svěrák.

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Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and lady's man. Having lost his place in the state orchestra, he must make ends meet by playing at funerals and repairing tombstones. But he has run up a large debt, and when his friend, 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. This is during the 1989 Velvet Revolution, and she takes advantage of the situation by immediately emigrating to join her lover, leaving behind her 5-year-old son, Kolya, with her aunt and uncle. When the aunt dies, Kolya must come and live with his stepfather - Louka.

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