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484 Ratings



Directed by Jan Svěrák
Czech Republic, France, 1996


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, and a friend suggests a scheme involving marriage to a Russian woman.

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Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1996 | 2 honorable mentions

Academy Awards

1997 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

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